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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 9:45 AM
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November 1, 2017 – Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week starts today and runs until Nov. 7.  Ontario Law requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed outside of all sleeping areas in homes and other residential buildings that have any of the following: 

a fuel fired appliance
a fireplace, or
an attached garage

In condominiums and apartment buildings with a service room with a fuel fired appliance, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and outside all sleeping areas in residences above, below and beside the service room. In condo or apartment buildings that have a parking garage, CO alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas in residences above, below and beside the parking garage.

“Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas,” says Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Chief John Hay.  "Only a CO alarm can alert you to its deadly presence.”

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, oil, propane, wood or coal are burned. The danger is magnified when that combustion is not properly ventilated, or when the CO can't escape because of a blocked chimney or vent. 

For more information on CO and CO regulations, residents are encouraged to visit www.thunderbay.ca/fire

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Contact: Anthony Stokaluk, Public Education Officer – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 631-7033 (cell) or astokaluk@thunderbay.ca