News Release
April 8, 2021

Toronto Fire Services is working with First Alert as part of an ongoing commitment to ensure all residents of Toronto have the required smoke alarms needed to stay safe.

First Alert has donated 100 smoke alarms that will be distributed in an east end Toronto community. The Toronto Professional Firefighter’s Association has matched this gift with the donation of another 100 smoke alarms. Ensuring Toronto residents have working smoke alarms year-round is more important than ever as residents are spending more time indoors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Councillor Brad Bradford (Beaches-East York) will ensure that these alarms are given to the households most in need.

Toronto Fire Services would like to remind the public to install smoke alarms if they do not yet have them installed, test them regularly, change the batteries twice a year and prepare and practice a home escape plan in case of fire.


“With the recent tragic fire in the east end of our city, fire safety has been top-of-mind for everyone. These contributions from Fire Alert and the Toronto Professional Firefighter’s Association will help to save the lives and raise awareness of the importance of having working alarms. At a time where we’re asking folks to stay home, it’s critical we make sure that those homes are safe.”

– Councillor Brad Bradford (Beaches-East York)

“We’re glad to be able to support the Beaches-East York community with this donation of smoke alarms. Toronto Firefighters remind everyone that working smoke alarms really do save lives. Be sure to test yours regularly to ensure they’re always in good working order.”

– Frank Ramagnano, President of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association

“First Alert is thrilled to continue our partnership with Toronto Fire Services and supporting the local community through Councillor Bradford’s office. Through this donation, we hope to encourage smoke alarm installation so Toronto homes can be sufficiently protected.”

– Tarsila Wey, Director of Marketing, First Alert

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Toronto Fire Services Media Relations