The Dysart fire department can rest a little easier now that more people have fire alarms in their homes. A recent blitz saw only 9 per cent of homes checked didn’t have a fire alarm.

Fire Chief Miles Maughan says that’s the lowest it’s been. People are also starting to put carbon monoxide alarms in their home, but a lot don’t know how many were required.

According to the new provincial law, all homes with a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage must have a CO detector on every floor and outside any sleeping area.