Donation of hundreds of smoke/CO alarms will help keep Milton families safe


Published October 17, 2023 at 11:08 am

A donation of nearly 400 smoke/CO alarms will help keep Milton families safe in case of emergency.

Enbridge Gas Inc., the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and Milton Fire & Rescue Services announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

The Milton fire department received 390 Kidde Canada 10-year, worry-free combination smoke/CO alarms through Safe Community Project Zero, a public education campaign that will provide more than 10,000 alarms to residents in 50 municipalities across Ontario.

As Milton grows, it’s essential to provide residents with resources and tools to keep our community safe,” said Chief Peter Gatto.

This generous donation from Enbridge’s Safe Community Project Zero campaign will allow us to continue to provide essential services and make sure every home in Milton is equipped with working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.”

This year, Enbridge Gas invested $315,000 in Safe Community Project Zero and, over the past 15 years, the program has provided more than 86,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments.

“Properly maintaining fuel burning equipment is the best way to reduce potential exposure to carbon monoxide, and an alarm is a critical second line of defense for protection,” said Amin Omer from Enbridge Gas.

“When we implement these strategies together, we protect our loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning, also known as the silent killer.”

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.

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