Kamloops Fire and Rescue (KFR) is planning to launch an effort this month to get homeowners to install smoke detectors.
Chief Mike Adams says KFR is piloting a program called Home Safe, the goal of which is to get a smoke alarm in every home in Kamloops.
“The methodology behind that is that we have taken historical data and look at where we had concentrations of fires, and what types of fires,” he said.
“Our first pilot project will be going into those areas to provide smoke alarms and ensure the smoke alarms are installed and tested to provide a level of safety to those who may not have had one in the past.”
Adams is hoping to see the benefits of the program in two or three years.
Firefighters will ensure the smoke alarms are installed and tested properly.