Working Smoke Alarms Could Net Residents a Free Pizza!

September 29, 2022

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 15, 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.

With the customer’s permission, fire fighters will arrive by fire truck and inspect household smoke alarms to make sure they are working. 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 seventh 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.

The Domino's Pizza locations participating:

  • 581 Ryan Road, Courtenay, 250-334-3333
  • Comox Mall, 778-431-0222

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 9 to 15. This year’s theme is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape”.

This campaign marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. Today’s homes burn faster than eve¬r. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds. Given that every ho¬¬me is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different. Have a plan for everyone in the home. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!

Key messages behind this year’s “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape” theme:

  • Make sure your home escape plan meets the needs of all your family members, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of your home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from your home where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the household, including guests. Practice at least once during the day and at night.