Here’s a tasty incentive to have a working smoke alarm in your home.

To celebrate Fire Prevention Week, Domino’s Pizza have partnered with the Courtenay Fire Department to deliver pizza in Courtenay.

On Saturday, October 12th, anyone  living in houses, duplexes and townhouses can  call Domino’s Ryan Road location between 5:00pm and  9:00pm, and could get their pizza delivered with the help of Courtenay firefighters.

They’ll then inspect smoke alarms to make sure they are working. 

If they are, the pizza will be free. 

Houses will be chosen at random because resources are available.

If a home smoke alarm needs new batteries, the firefighters will provide and replace the batteries. 

The Courtenay Fire Department may also arrange for a return visit to install a battery powered smoke alarm for those who require and qualify for free installation.

This is the fourth year of this partnership.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE” and focuses on educating you, your family, and the community about the importance of planning and practising your escape from your house with your family and learning two ways out of every room. 

This important reminder along with the ongoing education of the importance of having a working smoke alarm can and will save lives.

Contrary to popular belief, the smell of smoke may not wake you. 

The department says smoke alarms serve as your nose when you are asleep, and  can mean the difference between life and death of loved ones in the event of a fire. 

Working smoke alarms give you and your family time to get out.

You’re also asked to know these important fire safety tips:

  •  Know two ways out of your house and when a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  •   Install smoke alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  •   Test your smoke alarm monthly. Replace the batteries annually.
  •  Replacing your smoke alarm every 10 years is recommended.

Fire prevention week starts Sunday and runs to next Saturday Oct. 12th.