The North Dundas Fire Department will be giving out nearly 150 smoke alarms to residents. 

The 144 alarms were donated by Enbridge Gas, as part of Safe Community Project Zero, a public program from the Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council that provides free alarms to Ontario residents. The program has provided 68,000 alarms to people across the province over 13 years.

Mike Gruich, the North Dundas Fire Chief, says that the alarms, which also detect carbon monoxide, will be a large benefit to the community. “There is a need for it, unfortunately,” Gruich says, “so having 144 alarms to hand out will make a big difference.”

The alarms will be given out to residents over the coming weeks, for free. They’re rated to last for ten years.