On June 25th we published an article concerning fire safety and camping trailers. The basis of our article was for people to give the same consideration to fire safety in the trailer as they would in their own home. Unfortunately on June 30th a fatal fire occurred in
As a result of this tragic fatal fire, the Fire Marshal of Ontario is urging everyone to have a working smoke alarm in their trailer home, motor home or other recreational vehicle.
“The Ontario Fire Code requires every ‘dwelling unit’ in
While many new trailer and RV models may already meet a construction standard requiring working smoke alarms, older models may not be equipped with any or they may not have been properly maintained. It is a good practice to install working smoke alarms in any recreational vehicle, trailer and boat with sleeping quarters. Test the alarms monthly and after any absence of more than a few days. Replace any smoke alarms that may be more than 10 years old.
“Smoke alarms can alert you and give you and your family the precious time needed to safely escape a fire,” said Burke. “Install smoke alarms in any structure where people may be sleeping or living.”
Failure to comply with the applicable Fire Code smoke alarm requirements can result in a ticket for $235 or a fine of up to $100,000.