Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Toronto Fire wants to make sure you’re protected from Carbon Monoxide this winter. If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, it is law that you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home. For added protection, Toronto Fire recommends a CO alarm on every storey of the home, installed to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Some appliances that can emit carbon monoxide include:

  • furnaces
  • hot water heaters
  • stoves
  • vehicles, and
  • gas or wood fireplaces.

I can’t believe that we need to say this, but Toronto Fire also wants to remind you that portable fuel-burning space heaters, generators, barbeques should all be used outside ONLY.

More information on CO is available at: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/public-safety-alerts/safety-tips-prevention/safety-equipment-devices/carbon-monoxide-alarms/

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