Burlington fire department warns residents about suspicious salespeople

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Published December 12, 2022 at 12:02 pm

The Burlington Fire Department fired off a series of tweets this morning warning residents to be wary of salespeople reported in the city.

“We have received reports of an increase in salespersons spreading misinformation about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and fire safety to homes in Burlington,” said the department’s social media account.

“Please be cautious of anyone offering a ‘free safety kit’ while attempting to sell their fire protection products with a scripted message. We encourage you to do your research before considering the purchase of a very expensive system.”

Here are some tips shared by the department:

  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms expire after seven to 10 years
  • Alarms should be tested monthly
  • Replace batteries yearly unless you have 10-year lithium battery as back up

Burlington residents can contact the Burlington Fire Department for more information (email [email protected] or call 905-637-8207) about this and laws associated with the Ontario Fire Code.

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