Residential smoke alarms have long been recognized as one of the most important life safety devices in the reduction of fire fatalities and reduced fire losses. The use of residential smoke alarms started in the 1970’s and grew substantially until 2000 when most homes had at least one smoke alarm. As the size and style of our homes, furnishings and habits changed so did our requirements for additional smoke alarms throughout our homes. Current regulations in Newfoundland and Labrador require a smoke alarm on each level and in each sleeping area in the home.
In submitting this application I understand and agree that if my application is approved and my home is selected the fire department members must install the battery operated smoke alarm(s) in my home before they leave.