Courtenay residents can score a free pizza during Fire Prevention Week. Photo supplied

Courtenay residents can win free pizza with working smoke alarm

To celebrate Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 6-12, Domino’s Pizza and the Courtenay Fire Department are again partnering to reward Courtenay residents who have working smoke alarms in their homes with free pizza.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, when residents in single family homes, duplexes and townhouses call Domino’s Pizza (581 Ryan Road) at 250-334-3333 between 5 and 9 p.m., they may find their pizza is delivered with the help of Courtenay’s fire fighters.

With the customer’s permission, fire fighters will arrive by truck and inspect smoke alarms to ensure they are working. Those with functioning alarms will get their pizza for free. Households chosen will be at random and as resources are available.

If an alarm requires new batteries, the fire fighters will provide and replace them. The Fire Department may also arrange for a return visit to install a battery-powered smoke alarm for residents who require and qualify for free installation.

This is the fourth year the department has partnered with Domino’s to reward customers.

This year’s theme is: Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE. It focuses on educating about the importance of planning and practising an escape from your house, and learning two ways out of every room. This important reminder, along with ongoing education of the importance of having a working smoke alarm, can and will save lives.

Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake you. Serving as your nose when you are asleep, working smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death of loved ones in the event of a fire. Working smoke alarms give you and your family time to get out.

Remember these important fire safety tips:

– Know two ways out of your house, and when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.

– Install smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.

– Test your smoke alarm monthly. Replace the batteries annually.

– Replacing your smoke alarm every 10 years is recommended.

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