Did you know that smoke detectors must be regularly checked by pressing the test button?
In a dwelling, smoke detectors must be installed on every floor, including the basement. They must be installed in hallways within 5 metres of every bedroom door.
Next replacement date: in the night of Saturday to Sunday November 1, 2015.
As indicated in by-law number 774-2015 on fire prevention, smoke detectors in homes must be replaced if they were manufactured more than ten years ago, regardless of the type (battery, hardwired or combination).
Smoke detectors should not be installed within one metre of kitchens or washrooms.
Smoke detectors may not be painted, and their batteries may not be removed, nor may an hardwired smoke detector be disconnected.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.