The Aylmer Fire Department, along with EPCOR, have teamed up for a campaign to improve home safety with carbon monoxide awareness.
The Aylmer Fire Department received carbon monoxide alarms donated through EPCOR for a public education campaign that aims to increase awareness and safety for residents of the Town of Aylmer.
November 1 – 7, 2022, Aylmer firefighters will be out in the community going door-to-door conducting voluntary residential checks of installed and working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and while supplies last, firefighters will be handing out free carbon monoxide alarms to residents who participate or would like additional protection against this silent killer.
“While natural gas is a safe, reliable fuel, carbon monoxide can be produced if appliances aren’t inspected and maintained,” says EPCOR General Manager Mark Emmanuel. “We’re pleased to partner with the Aylmer Fire Department to provide carbon monoxide alarms that will help keep people safe.”
It is the law that residents must have installed and working carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas if their home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage and for added protection, should install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of their home.
“It’s partnerships like this with EPCOR that allow us to do great things and improve safety in the community” says Aylmer Fire Chief, Todd McKone. “Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer. It’s colourless, has no smell, no taste and is non-irritating. Make certain that you protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning with installed and working carbon monoxide alarms.”