Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Phasing in Carbon Monoxide Monitors

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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Stock image of Thunder Bay Fire truck

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
Stock image of Thunder Bay Fire truck
THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The first-ever Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is happening Nov. 1-7. Ontario Law now requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed outside of sleeping areas in all homes and other residential buildings that have any of the following:

· a fuel fired appliance
· a fireplace, or
· an attached garage.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue are phasing in this new law with a six-month public education and awareness program.

“Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas,” said Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Chief John Hay. “Only a CO alarm can alert you to its presence.”

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, oil, propane, wood or coal are burned. The danger is magnified when that combustion is not properly ventilated, or when the CO can’t escape because of a blocked chimney or vent.

For more information on CO and the new CO regulations, residents are encouraged to visit www.thunderbay.ca/fire

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