The Hawkins Gignac Act proclaims the week beginning on November 1 of each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. No matter which day of the week it is, November 1 is always the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.
Did you know that over 65% of carbon monoxide deaths occur in homes?
This year’s fire prevention week theme,
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.
Plan and Practice Your Escape!™
is aimed at educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around us safe.
If there is a fire in your home, you may have as little as one to two minutes to safely escape. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.
Fall hunting season will soon be underway and hunters are taking up temporary residence. The Ontario Fire Code requires every dwelling unit in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. The term dwelling unit includes seasonal homes such as park model trailers, cabins and cottages. It also includes trailer homes, motor homes and other recreational vehicles.