A spe­cial part­ner­ship to im­prove home sa­fe­ty

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On Mon­day, En­bridge Gas Dis­tri­bu­tion, the Fire Mar­shal’s Pu­blic Fire Sa­fe­ty Coun­cil and The Na­tion Fire De­part­ment an­noun­ced they are part­ne­ring to im­prove home sa­fe­ty and bring fire and car­bon mo­noxide-re­la­ted deaths down to ze­ro.

The Na­tion Fire De­part­ment re­cei­ved 144 com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon mo­noxide alarms through Pro­ject Ze­ro – a pu­blic edu­ca­tion cam­pai­gn that is pro­vi­ding a to­tal of 3,300 alarms to re­si­dents in 15 On­ta­rio mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ties. This year, En­bridge in­ves­ted $100,000 in Pro­ject Ze­ro.

Since 2009, Pro­ject Ze­ro has been de­li­ve­red to 85 On­ta­rio com­mu­ni­ties. “The Na­tion Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty is ex­tre­me­ly gra­te­ful to be part of the En­bridge Gas Pro­ject Ze­ro, said Fran­çois St-Amour, mayor of The Na­tion Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty. We have been for­tu­nate en­ough to have been part of their Pro­ject As­sist last year and are ve­ry thank­ful to have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to be part of the dis­tri­bu­tion of 144 com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon mo­noxide alarms to our re­si­dents.”

“We are ex­ci­ted to have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to part­ner with En­bridge in this pro­ject and are ad­vo­cates for the ins­tal­la­tion of com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon mo­noxide alarms in or­der to pro­tect the fa­mi­lies who live in The Na­tion, de­cla­red The Na­tion Fire Chief To­bias Ho­vey. We al­so en­cou­rage all our fa­mi­lies not to for­get about their cot­tages, camps and re­crea­tio­nal trai­lers when thin­king of ins­tal­ling com­bi­na­tion alarms.”

When pro­per­ly ins­tal­led and main­tai­ned,

Le Ser­vice des in­cen­dies de La Na­tion re­ce­vait 144 aver­tis­seurs de fu­mée et de mo­noxyde de car­bone par l’en­tre­mise de Pro­jet Ze­ro, une cam­pagne d’édu­ca­tion pu­blique four­nis­sant un to­tal 3300 alarmes aux ré­si­dents de 15 mu­ni­ci­pa­li­tés de l’On­ta­rio. Cette an­née, En­bridge a in­ves­ti 100 000 $ dans son Pro­jet Ze­ro. Sur la pho­to, lors de l’an­nonce le lun­di 25 sep­tembre der­nier, on re­trou­vait, dans l’ordre ha­bi­tuel, le re­pré­sen­tant d’En­bridge Gas Dis­tri­bu­tion Rick Gaz­da, le conseiller en pro­tec­tion in­cen­die pour le bu­reau du com­mis­saire des in­cen­dies et de la ges­tion des ur­gences Sté­phane Du­buc, le maire de La Na­tion Fran­çois St-Amour et le chef du Ser­vice des in­cen­dies de La Na­tion To­bias Ho­vey.

com­bi­na­tion smoke and car­bon mo­noxide alarms help pro­vide the ear­ly war­ning that is nee­ded to sa­fe­ty es­cape from a house fire or car­bon mo­noxide ex­po­sure.

“We have proof that pre­ven­tion saves lives. Kno­wing 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 fuel-bur­ning equip­ment”, says Rick Gaz­da, En­bridge Gas Dis­tri­bu­tion.

Car­bon mo­noxide is a toxic, odor­less gas that is a bi­pro­duct of in­com­plete com­bus­tion of ma­ny types of com­mon fuels. It is im­por­tant to 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.

“It is es­sen­tial that On­ta­rians pro­tect them­selves and their fa­mi­lies from car­bon mo­noxide poi­so­ning”, said Ross Ni­chols, On­ta­rio Fire mar­shal & chief of Emer­gen­cy Ma­na­ge­ment and chair of the Fire Mar­shal’s Pu­blic Fire Sa­fe­ty Coun­cil. By ins­tal­ling car­bon mo­noxide alarms in your home, on eve­ry le­vel and ad­ja­cent to slee­ping areas, re­si­dents can help prevent need­less tra­ge­dies. Pro­ject Ze­ro is an in­va­luable pro­gram that helps fire de­part­ments edu­cate re­si­dents in their com­mu­ni­ty about car­bon mo­noxide alarms.”

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