Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Collingwood Fire Department announced they are partnering to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.
Collingwood Fire Department received 216 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero – a public education campaign that is providing a total of 3,330 alarms to residents in 15 Ontario municipalities. This year, Enbridge invested $100,000 in Project Zero.
Since 2009, Project Zero has been delivered to 85 Ontario communities.
When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning that is needed to safely escape from a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure.
Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless gas that is a by-product of incomplete combustion of many types of common fuels. It is important that all fuel-burning equipment be properly maintained to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.
Carbon monoxide alarms are recommended as a second line of defense to protect against the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.