PROJECT ZERO AIMS TO INCREASE HOME SAFETY IN ALFRED-PLANTAGENET
Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Alfred-Plantagenet are partnering up to bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. Here, Councillors Jean-Pierre Cadieux, Jeanne Doucet and Jean-Claude Delorme; Stéphane Dubuc, Fire Protection Advisor of Fire Investigation Services at the Office of the Fire Marshal; Alfred-Plantagenet Fire Chief Stéphane Barbarie; Rick Gazda, Operations Team Leader at Enbridge, Mayor Fernand Dicaire and Councillors Chantal Galipeau, Benoit Lamarche and René Beaulne
Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and the Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department are partnering up to improve home safety. The goal is to bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.
This partnership is happening through Project Zero – a public education campaign that is providing more than 6,600 alarms to residents in 30 Ontario municipalities. The Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department received 120 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through the campaign and this year.
Since 2009, 34,384 alarms have been provided to Ontario fire departments as part 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.
lives,” said Rick Gazda, operations supervi this, we remain committed to educating our customers about the importance of installing a combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, as well as properly maintaining fuelburning equipment.”
This partnership was announced during the July 3 Alfred-Plantagenet Municipal Council meeting, where representatives from Public Fire Safety Council and the Alfred and Plantagenet Fire Department were present.
“The alarms made possible through Project Zero will be deployed in the most disadvantaged areas of the Municipality,” said Dominic Côté, Alfred and Plantagenet - fighter. “A fire in denser populated areas can have a major impact on adjacent buildings and put more citizens at risk.”
Enbridge Gas Distribution, le Conseil public du commissaire des incendies sur la sécurité-incendie et le Service d’incendie Alfred et Plantagenet s’associent pour améliorer la sécurité à la maison. Ce partenariat se déroule dans le cadre de Projet...