Caisse populaire and City of North Bay launch CO/Smoke Alarm program for home owners

North Bay, ON – October 19, 2016 – Caisse populaire North Bay and the City of North Bay are teaming up to ensure the safety of home owners.

From October 19 to November 18, every new home buyer and existing home renewing a mortgage with Caisse populaire North Bay will receive a free Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm, as well as a free home fire safety inspection courtesy of North Bay Fire and Emergency Services.

“We want to ensure our customers and their investments are safe,” said Albert St. Onge, chair of Caisse populaire North Bay.  “It’s a great way for us to help educate homeowners about the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the home. “

By law, every home must now have a working smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector on each level.  Smoke detectors must also be replaced every 10 years.

Coming on the heels of Fire Prevention Week, North Bay Fire Chief Jason Whiteley says it’s a great way to continue to spread the important message about early warning and detection.

“You want to protect your life and the lives of your family, only a working alarm can do that,” said Whiteley.  “Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms provide an early warning in order to survive a fire or CO poisoning incident.”

As part of the home fire safety inspection that comes with the package, fire fighters will provide fire safety literature and answer questions regarding fire prevention and fire protection.

“This is simply another “Caisse” of caring in our community for over 73 years,” said St. Onge.

About the City of North Bay

The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. For information on City services and programs, North Bay residents, businesses and visitors can visit

About Caisse populaire North Bay

Caisse populaire North Bay limitée is a financial service cooperative whose mission is to provide personalized products and services in order to meet the needs of its members. By way of community and social endeavors and member education, the Caisse contributes to the community while recognizing and preserving its Franco Ontarian Heritage.