Ontario’s New CO Alarm Law – The Hawkins-Gignac Act Carbon Monoxide (CO) is known as ‘The Silent Killer’ because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it. The only way to detect the presence of the deadly gas is to install a carbon monoxide alarm. On October 15, 2014, the Ontario Government formally enacted a new law - The Hawkins-Gignac Act - making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes at risk of CO. This revision to the Ontario Fire Code, supersedes any existing municipal by-laws.
Now, no matter the age of your home, if you have any oil, propane or gas-burning appliances, furnace or water heater, a wood or gas fireplace, or an attached garage or carport, you must have working carbon monoxide alarms installed near sleeping areas. Ontario’s new CO alarm law brings a consistent level of protection to all Ontarians.
National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association provides Safety Activities for kids of all ages.
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The FireSmart Manual
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) in partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays announced its “Swing into Summer Safety” campaign focusing on public safety awareness for school-aged children and their families.
KIDDE ISSUES TWO RECALLS ON CO/SMOKE ALARMS
Anyone with KIDDE brand hardwired combination CO/smoke alarms should read the attached recall notice to determine
if their units are included in the recall.
As well, a recall on the KIDDE brand dual sensor smoke
alarms has been issued.
Click here and check if your unit is affected.
Battery powered CO/smoke alarm models distributed by Neebing Fire Rescue Association (NFRA) and Neebing Emergency Services (NES) are not included in this recall.