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Who Needs Fire Alarms?
January 11, 2010 permalink
In a CAS proclaimed "place of safety" there were two fires within hours, and the fire alarms failed, requiring door-to-door notification of residents. The home operator Pathways has a self-promotional website.
Up in SMOKE! CAS group home (Pathways in Markham) destroyed after kids report that fire alarms not working in the CAS facility
(January 7, 2009) Residents of a CAS approved group home in Markam called Pathways have contacted Court Watch to advise that the group home at 65 Oakley Rd. in Markham was destroyed after two separate fires only hours apart forced kids to flee the facility. Some were only in their underwear when they escaped the burning building. What is most shocking is that the fire alarms at the CAS group home were not working and the only way in which sleeping kids were alerted to the presence of the out of control fire was by knocks on their doors by other residents. While CAS agencies claim to be placing children in safe places, questions must be asked as to why the fire alarms were not working. How many other foster homes and group homes in the Province of Ontario have faulty fire detection equipment?
Source: Canada Court Watch