New Program Gets Smoke Alarms in Winnipeg Homes

The WFPS wants to make everyone feel safe in their home.

With so many fires happening to homeowners in the last few months, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has launched the S.A.F.E. Family (Smoke Alarm for Every Family) Program.  Not all Winnipeggers are able to purchase or install a smoke alarm so the S.A.F.E. Family program will make sure that you are protected.

S.A.F.E. Family will be rolled out in phases over the next two years.  The first areas of the city to see the S.A.F.E. Family program will be Lord Selkirk and West Kildonan, where statistics show WFPS crews attended to 563 fires in 2018. The program will then be offered in the City Centre, East Kildonan/Transcona, Riel and Assiniboia areas over the next two years.

WFPS firefighters will install up to 20 smoke alarms each Saturday, by appointment, to homeowner-occupied homes.  Smoke alarms will not be installed in residential rental properties as part of this program.

For more information and to apply, visit: winnipeg.ca/safefamily

 

Featured Image: Abigail Turner & Elisha Dacey via Global News Winnipeg Screenshot // Source: Mayor Brian Bowman via MayorBrianBowman.ca
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