A special partnership to improve home safety
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.”