Have A Working Smoke Alarm? You May Get Free Pizza
September 27, 2021
To celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Domino’s Pizza and the Courtenay and Comox fire departments are once again partnering to reward residents who have working smoke alarms in their homes with free pizza.
On Saturday, October 9, when Comox and Courtenay residents in single residential homes, duplexes and townhouses call Domino’s Pizza between 5p.m. and 9 p.m., they may find their pizza is delivered with the help of Comox or Courtenay fire fighters.
- 581 Ryan Road, Courtenay, 250-334-3333
- Comox Mall, 778-431-0222
With the customer’s permission, fire fighters will arrive by fire truck and inspect household smoke alarms to make sure they are working, while following COVID-19 protocols and wearing appropriate PPE. Those with functioning smoke alarms will get their pizza for free. Households will be chosen at random and as resources are available.
If a smoke alarm requires new batteries, the fire fighters will replace them. For eligible residents without a working smoke alarm, firefighters may arrange for a return visit to install a battery-powered smoke alarm for free.
This is the sixth year the Courtenay Fire Department has partnered with Domino’s Pizza to reward customers with the potential for a free pizza during Fire Prevention Week. Comox Fire Rescue joined the initiative in 2020.
Fire Prevention Week runs from October 3 to 9. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” and focuses on the importance of knowing what to do when the fire alarm or smoke detector goes off. The theme grew out of an increase in various alarms being heard in the background of people’s homes during remote learning and work. Recognizing the different sounds alarms make, and the action needed based on that sound, is critical to preventing injury and death from fire. This important reminder along with the 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.