Insurance Bureau of Canada is partnering with the provincial fire marshal’s office and the P.E.I. Firefighters Association to make sure households in the province have working smoke alarms.
“Simply put, smoke alarms save lives. A properly working smoke alarm is the best early warning system that alerts people to the danger and destruction that fire can cause” said Amanda Dean, Atlantic vice-president for the Insurance Bureau of Canada
Launched today at a press conference at the provincial fire training school in Charlottetown, the Alarmed and Ready campaign will see the province's firefighters providing 1,400 free smoke alarms to households that don't have one, and 1,404 replacement batteries to households that already have alarms.
The Alarmed and Ready campaign will begin on Thursday and will continue through the fall as smoke alarms and batteries will be delivered door to door or provided at fire department open houses.
More on this story later and in Thursday's print and e-editions.