Install and Test Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Nov. 1, 2019
Global Korean Post
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7.
Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019.
“In Ontario, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. It’s the law,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General. “Make sure your family is protected. CO alarms save lives, but only if they’re in good working order.”
- Monitor your health and the health of your family. Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
- If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants are suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately and call 9-1-1.
- Read the manufacturers instructions for your CO alarms to know the difference between the sound of an alarm and the sound of a low battery or end of life warning.
In Ontario, more than 65 per cent of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home