WhereSafe proudly supports The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Education.
Things to know about CO:
- It is the Law in Ontario to have working CO alarms placed outside all sleeping areas in your home
- It is just as important to have a CO alarm in your cottage, RV, or cabin cruiser boat. Even though you are on vacation, CO never takes a break.
- CO is called 'The Silent Killer', because you can't see, taste or smell it. The only way to know the deadly gas is in your home to is have a working CO alarm
- Carbon Monoxide Awareness week is the first week of November every year
- CO sources include gas, propane, oil or wood burning furnaces, water heaters, stoves, as well as cars (in a garage), boats (in a boat house), propane heaters for an RV, generators, barbeques and more
- It is critical for you to get your fuel burning appliances inspected every year by a qualified technician
- Symptoms of CO poisoning mimic the flu and can cause nausea, fatigue, headaches, and dizziness
- If your CO alarm goes off, exit your house immediately and call 911. Do not go back in until the fire authorities have said it is safe