The Brantford Fire Department is closer to reaching their goal to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.
The department recently received 288 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero. The project is a public education campaign aiming to provide more than 9,100 alarms to residents in 40 municipalities across Ontario.
This year, Enbridge Gas Inc. invested $275,000 in Project Zero, and over the past 11 years, the program has provided more than 44,356 alarms to Ontario fire departments.
“We are committed to public and responder safety and are proud to work alongside our valued community partners to enhance fire protection services and safety in our community. Working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are the easiest and most cost effective measure to protect you and your family. I urge you to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month. If you need assistance, we are always happy to help.”Shane Caskanette, Brantford Fire Chief
When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning to safely escape from a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure. Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless gas that is a by-product of incomplete combustion of many types of common fuels.