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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Smoke Alarms


Protect Yourself and Your Family Today! In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household.
This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape.

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Why Should My Home Have Smoke Alarms?

Working smoke alarms are required by law. They are a very important means of preventing house and apartment fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal--so you and your family can escape.
Smoke alarms are one of the best safety devices you can buy and install to protect yourself, your family, and your home. Current Manitoba Building Code requirements may have different requirements.

Where is the best place to put my smoke alarms?

Recommended Smoke-Alarm Installation for Separated Sleeping Areas

Smoke Alarm Placement for Separated Sleeping Area

Recommended Smoke-Alarm Installation for Typical Apartments

Smoke Alarm Placement for Apartments


Last update: November 6, 2017