Nearly 200 smoke, carbon monoxide alarms donated to Brock Township Fire Department

Nearly 200 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be distributed to Brock Township households following a donation from Enbridge Gas.

The Brock Township Fire Department received 192 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero – a public education campaign that will provide 7,500 alarms to residents in 35 municipalities across Ontario.

When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning 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.

“Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ for a reason, and we have proof that prevention saves lives. We know that the best way to avoid carbon monoxide exposure is to eliminate it at the source by properly maintaining fuel-burning equipment, and that the alarms are a critical second line of defense to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning,” said Steve McGivery, the director of GTA East Operations for Enbridge Gas.

This year, Enbridge Gas invested $225,000 in Project Zero. Over the past 12 years, the program has provided more than 50,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments.

“The objective of Project Zero is to deliver combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Ontario communities who need them the most. It’s a program that fire departments can adopt to help educate their communities about the requirement for all Ontario homes to have a CO alarm if they have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage,” said Ontario Fire Marshal Jon Pegg.

“Early detection of smoke and/or carbon monoxide could save your life and the lives of your family members, and provide valuable seconds to escape your home from danger,” added Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrison.

“The commitment and dedication of Enbridge Gas is a very important step to help keep our residents safe. The Brock Township Fire Department wants to thank Enbridge Gas for Project Zero.”