Smoke Alarms Work, But Not Forever: Revisited Successes and Ongoing Challenges from BC’s Working Smoke Alarm Campaign

This report builds the 2012 report, “Smoke alarms work, but not forever,” which made three main points: present, functioning smoke alarms save lives; smoke alarm functionality deteriorates with time; and targeted prevention and education efforts increase functioning smoke alarm coverage. The conclusion of the 2012 report was to issue a challenge to the communities of BC to work collaboratively to ensure there is a present, functioning smoke alarm in every home in the province.


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