Alarms cour­tesy Project Zero

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laU­ren­tian val­ley – Over 100 com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon monox­ide alarms will be in­stalled in lau­ren­tian val­ley homes thanks to Project Zero.

the pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign – a part­ner­ship be­tween en­bridge Gas dis­tri­bu­tion, the Fire mar­shal’s Pub­lic Fire safety coun­cil and the lau­ren­tian val­ley Fire depart­ment – is pro­vid­ing 120 alarms, val­ued at over $7,100 to lo­cal res­i­dents in crit­i­cal need of a new de­vice.

sincethe­laun­chofthe­cam­paignin 2009, en­bridge has con­trib­uted over $800,000toPro­jec­tZero,re­sultin­gin the dis­tri­bu­tion of more than 27,000 alarms in 85 On­tario com­mu­ni­ties.

the ob­jec­tive of Project Zero is to de­liver com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon monox­ide alarms to high­risk ar­eas of On­tario com­mu­ni­ties, so that if deadly car­bon monox­ide or smoke is de­tected, res­i­dents will re­ceive the nec­es­sary warn­ing in or­der to safely es­cape.

On Oct. 3, at the town­ship of lau­ren­tian val­ley’s spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing, rep­re­sen­ta­tives dis­cussed the 2017 Project Zero cam­paign and the sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fits it would pro­vide to the com­mu­nity by en­hanc­ing safety and ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic on the im­por­tance of smoke alarms.

“smoke and car­bon monox­ide alarms are crit­i­cal life safety de­vices for ev­ery­one,” said Joe casey, Of­fice of the Fire mar­shal rep­re­sen­ta­tive. “i’d like to thank en­bridge Gas dis­tri­bu­tion for its long-term sup­port and com­mit­ment to this im­por­tant ini­tia­tive. i would also like to con­grat­u­late mayor ben­nett, Fire chief sut­cliffe and the lau­ren­tian val­ley Fire depart­ment for launch­ing this cam­paign in their com­mu­nity to help keep res­i­dents safe in their homes.”

lau­ren­tian val­ley fire chief tim sut­cliffe added that the com­bi­na­tion alarms are crit­i­cal to sav­ing lives, as smoke is vis­i­ble but car­bon monox­ide is a silent killer that is known to be odour­less and taste­less.

“it’s nice of en­bridge distrib­u­tors to give us some­thing like this be­cause it helps us so much with fire pre­ven­tion. they’ve given us 120 smokede­tec­tor­sandwe’ll­handthem out to peo­ple that need them,” said sut­cliffe. “it’s proven over and over again that smoke alarms save lives. smoke you can see, but car­bon monox­ide you can’t see, and these de­vices de­tect both.”

For those in need of a new com­bi­na­tion smoke alarm, con­tact the lv of­fice at 613-735-6291

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