Fires are often sudden and unexpected, but with the right planning and preparations you can keep you and your family safe. Simple preparations, like creating a fire escape plan and regularly testing smoke alarms, can help reduce injuries and losses in the event of a fire.
Kamloops Homesafe is a proactive public education program where Kamloops Fire Rescue (KFR) suppression staff performing door-to-door public safety visits throughout the city to educate residents on the importance of working smoke alarms and how to prevent fires in the home. KFR is committed to ensuring that all of the residents of Kamloops, especially our most vulnerable demographics, are protected by a functioning smoke alarm. Crews will assist residents with testing smoke alarms and will provide information on fire and life safety.
If you are unsure of the status of your smoke alarms, we can help you with that too. During the Homesafe Inspection, members of the department will:
- check your smoke alarms;
- make cooking safety recommendations as more than half of all residential fires are caused by cooking;
- check for safe use of electrical devices including extension cords and power bars;
- discuss candle, matches and lighter safety;
- go over your home fire escape plan; and
- cover a variety of fire and general safety topics.
There is no cost for a HomeSafe Inspection. At the end of the inspection, we will provide you with a written record of our findings and recommendations. This record is for your use only and does not carry any legal obligations.
If your smoke alarms are not working, we will install a new alarm for free. A smoke alarm device will ensure that you and your family are protected until you can have your existing interconnected hard-wired alarms serviced by a professional electrician. Call or text 250-320-7641 or complete the form below and a member of the department will be in touch to schedule your smoke alarm installation.