Managing Nuisance Alarms (pdf)
Types of Smoke Alarms (pdf)
Smoke Alarms It’s the Law
Effective March 1, 2006, it is the law for all Ontario homes to have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. With this previously announced Fire Code amendment now in effect, it is hoped there will be a reduction of the number of preventable fire-related injuries and fatalities. The amendment covers single family, semi-detached and town homes, whether owner-occupied or rented.
The penalties for non-compliance of smoke alarm requirements remain the same:
$235 fine (total payable) under Part 1 (Certificates of offence) of the Provincial Offences Act; or
a maximum $50,000 fine or up to one year in jail or both for individuals under Subsection 28.(3)(b), and
a maximum $100,000 fine for corporations, under Subsection 28.(4) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.