The Timmins fire department is starting a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm blitz. They will be doing home inspections for six months, beginning May 1st and ending in October. Their goal is to inspect 5000 homes, to make sure everyone has working alarms.

The fire department has a spray they can use to test the smoke alarms, but they recommend checking them yourself with the test button every month. They say the best spot for smoke alarms is on the ceiling, while carbon monoxide detectors should low on a wall. Laws state that all homes have to have both alarms, with the monoxide detectors near bedrooms.

The Fire Department has a booth at the home show, which runs May 1st – May 3rd, to answer any questions about the home inspections.