Smoke-free Housing Policies Can Prevent Fires

Removing the hazard of smoking in apartments and other multi-unit housing makes buildings a safer place for residents and staff.

Smoke and fire spread fast. There’s no time to figure out how to escape AFTER a fire starts. That’s why it is so important that everyone has working smoke alarms in their home and that they practice a home fire escape plan with everyone in their household BEFORE there’s a fire.

Quick Facts:

Removing smoking from residences can save lives.

From 2006 -2015, smoking was responsible for one quarter (25%) of all fire deaths

Alarmed for Life!

Alarmed for Life! was first introduced in 1995 to assist fire departments to plan and

deliver community smoke alarm programs. With the introduction of the Fire Protection

and Prevention Act in 1997, as well as the inclusion of smoke alarm requirements in the

Fire Code, a revised version was distributed in 2002.

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