It’s fire prevention week and our local fire fighters are reminding everyone to hear the beep where you sleep. Algonquin Highlands Fire Chief Mike Cavanaugh says many fatal fires happen at night when people are sleeping, so early warning is crucial.

Cavanaugh says alarms should be tested monthly to make sure they’re working. You can also have inter-connected smoke alarms in your home, where one goes off and it will trigger the rest. You can find more about smoke alarms on the Algonquin Highlands website.