My smoke alarm goes off for no reason. Why?

Often the cause of these false alarms is spiders and insects in the detectors. Fruit flies are notorious for getting into the detectors. Use a vacuum to remove them. You may need to do this several times a year. For more information, please call 250-352-3103.

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1. What number do I call if I need to talk to the Fire Department, but it's not an emergency?
2. Is backyard burning allowed? I have branches and yard waste I want to get rid of.
3. My smoke alarm “chirps,” what should I do?
4. I’d like to have a campfire in my backyard (or light my portable fireplace). Is this permitted?
5. My smoke alarm goes off for no reason. Why?
6. Do I need to contact you to install a wood stove or fireplace?
7. Is the Fire Department involved in the removal of heating oil tanks?
8. Am I allowed to use fireworks in the city?
9. Why do I sometimes get connected to the Fire Hall when I dial Nelson Hydro, Public Works, City Hall or Nelson Police Department?
10. Do you have any openings for auxiliary or career firefighters? Are you accepting applications?