Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 1 - 7

Beat the Silent Killer: Prevent CO in Your Home

North Grenville – Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the North Grenville Fire Service reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.

“In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and deaths from Carbon Monoxide occur in the home,” said North Grenville Fire Chief John Okum. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. Get all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor.” Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.

Fuel-burning appliances can include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbeques, stoves and vehicles. Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.

The NGFS also reminds you to install CO alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. Fuel-burning appliances can include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbeques, stoves and vehicles.

“You must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage,” added Chief Okum.

“For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.”

If you live in a condo or apartment building with a service room, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the service room. In condo or apartment buildings that have a garage, CO alarms must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the garage.

During Carbon Awareness Week, the Municipality of North Grenville will be sharing daily information and tips on how to prevent CO in your home. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about carbon monoxide, visit the Public Education section under Fire Protection Services

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For more information, contact:

Shannon Armitage, Fire Prevention Officer
North Grenville Fire Service
613-258-9569 ext.205
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