As the earliest warning in most fire situations, it is imperative
that smoke alarms are continuously operational. Whether operated
by 9V battery, 110VAC or a 10-year lithium cell, smoke alarms should
be tested yearly. For the safety of residents, and the liability
protection of owners/mangers, records should be kept on file as
proof of said tests.
Building owners/mangers operating buildings within the City of
Winnipeg should be aware of the special requirements of the Winnipeg
Fire Prevention By-law 1322/76 pertaining to Smoke Alarms for Residential
Rental Units when contracting for installation, repairs and maintenance
of smoke alarms.