Motel 6 Owner Pleads Guilty, Fined $1500 For Failing To Replace Expired Smoke Alarms

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The owner of Motel 6 in Huntsville pled guilty to a charge, under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, in Bracebridge Court and was fined $1,500 plus victim surcharges.
Following an inspection of the property in April 2018, the charge for failing to ensure that smoke alarms were replaced within the time frame indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions was filed by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department.
The hotel has since been brought into compliance with the Ontario Fire Code.
“As smoke alarms age, they lose their sensitivity,” says Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja. “Even though the smoke alarm may sound when the test button is pushed, if the sensor is out of date it will not detect smoke and sound the alarm when a fire occurs. Smoke alarms usually need to be replaced 10 years after the date of manufacture. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing, testing and maintaining smoke alarms.”

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