Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon Monoxide Alarm By-Law

After a tragedy to a Woodbridge family of four who died in their sleep due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Mattawa town council recommended that the Town of Mattawa draft a By-Law requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in residential buildings in order to reduce the health risks to our citizens.

In 2011, the town of Mattawa passed By-Law 10-29 which is a carbon monoxide alarm By-Law, requiring the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide alarms in all residential occupancies containing fuel fired appliances and/or having attached garage(s).

In 2013, the Hawkins Gignac Act (Carbon Monoxide Safety) was passed by the Ontario government which was an act to amend the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 to provide safety requirements related to the presence of unsafe levels of carbon monoxide on premises.


Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) Resources

CO Alarms – It’s the Law!
What is carbon monoxide?
How to prevent carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide alarm installation requirements
Carbon monoxide alarm tips
Carbon monoxide alarm questions and answers
CO Alarm Info Sheet
Carbon Monoxide Can be Deadly
CO Alarms in RV’s, trailers or mobile homes


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Resources

Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Fast Facts about Carbon Monoxide Alarms


Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Resources

The Silent Killer
Beat the Silent Killer
Safety Checklist
CO Alarms in Houses
CO Alarms in Condo/Apartment Units