The MRC Pontiac Fire Safety Cover Plan, which was adopted by your municipality, requires that all buildings be inspected to verify that smoke alarms are:
- Located in the proper place (there must be one alarm per floor);
- In working order;
- Not expired (a smoke alarm has a lifespan of 10 years from the date of manufacture).
If you are within the village limits, we ask that you contact your municipality to set up an appointment. If you live outside your village limits, please fill in the form below and return it to us electronically. You may also download and print the PDF version of the form and return it in person or by mail to your municipality to the attention of the Fire Chief.
MRC Pontiac Bylaw number 202-2014 stipulates that all residents must have at least one smoke alarm (battery or electric powered) on each floor of their residence, including the basement and attic if habitable.
- On a wall at a distance between 4 in. and 12 in. from the ceiling;
- On the ceiling at a distance of 4 in. from the wall.
Remember to change the battery at least once a year or when you hear a warning sound. Don’t forget that a smoke alarm has a lifespan of 10 years.
Smoke alarms save lives! We strongly urge you to read Bylaw 202-2014.
Carbon monoxide alarms
Carbon monoxide (CO), also called the “Silent killer”, is a product of incomplete combustion of wood, oil or propane that can be created by a faulty appliance. Smoke alarms do not detect CO. This is why we recommend that you install at least one CO alarm in your house if you use a wood, oil, or propane burning appliance.