Smoke Alarm Installation Program

Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives 

Fire Prevention Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is committed to helping keep our residents safe, especially our more vulnerable residents. Because of this, Coquitlam Fire/Rescue is participating in a Provincial Smoke Alarm Installation Program that has been spearheaded by the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Community Against Preventable Injuries

The program’s goal is to reach vulnerable populations, identified as seniors and families with children under the age of five, living in detached, single-family dwellings.

Four specific neighbourhoods located in Burquitlam and Maillardville were identified as being at a greater risk of fire, based on data collected through Census and the Office of the Fire Commissioner. These four neighbourhoods are our target outreach for this program. We will install up to five alarms in your home. 

Application Deadline - June 22

If your house has been identified in these maps, you can request your free smoke alarm installation by completing our Smoke Alarm Installation Program Application Form by Saturday, June 22. Someone will reach out to you within 3 business days.

Smoke Alarm Fast Facts

  • Did you know that under the British Columbia Fire Code, all dwellings are required to have working smoke alarms?
  • Working smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to safely get out.
  • Working smoke alarms significantly reduce the risk of fire-related injuries and fatalities.
  • Two-thirds of home fire casualties happen in homes with no smoke alarms, or smoke alarms that were not working.

Working smoke alarms save lives!

Smoke Alarm Checklist

  • Test alarms monthly. Replace batteries when our clocks change twice a year.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner, and when they don’t respond properly during your monthly test.
  • Vacuum smoke alarm gently with upholstery attachment. 
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of your smoke alarms and understands what to do when they hear it. This includes crawling low under any smoke, getting outside to your family meeting place as quickly as possible,  calling 9-1-1, and staying out.