Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide
CO Alarms Now Mandatory in All Homes
October 14, 2014 11:45 A.M.
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes.
The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15, updates Ontario’s Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year. These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management and included experts from fire services, the hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.
Carbon monoxide detectors will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall.
If you wish to see the full news release click here
Vulnerable Occupancy workshops were recently hosted in Mississauga at the end of July.
These seminars were very informative and very easy to digest. Monique & Laura were able to share and discuss real-life experiences similar to situations many of us have encountered.
If you have already attended one of these workshops, I suggest you try to. And you don’t have to be an engineer to understand the message!
On hand to present a gift of appreciation were from left are:
OMFPOA Director Gary Lafromboise , OFM advisors, Laura Elchyshyn and Monique Belair, OMFPOA Director Karin Roskam
Below is a really interesting article written by Billy Hayes.
Here is Part 2 after the “fallout” of the previous article!
ONTARIO MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS ASSOCIATION