Frequently Asked Questions

Information on Smoke Alarms.

The Ontario Fire Code requires that every place of residence have smoke alarms installed and kept in working condition. Smoke alarms are very important for the safety of you and your neighbours by giving early warning of fire. Your landlord is responsible for installing smoke alarms and keeping them in working condition, including testing, repairs and replacement as necessary. Your landlord must also act to correct any problem or concern you report about the operation of your smoke alarm.

If you would like to download a more extensive description of smoke alarm maintenance, you can select one of the following links:

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Information for Tenants and Occupants in Rental Units

Smoke Alarm Test Confirmation Sheet

Ontario Fire Marshall's Office - Maintenance of Smoke Alarms

If you require additional information, please contact:

Fire Prevention
Phone: (613) 498-1261