Ontario Marks Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is encouraging families to install and test their carbon monoxide (CO) alarms as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2019.

Protect yourself:

  • Monitor your health and the health of your family. Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.
  • If your CO alarm sounds and you or other occupants are suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately, and call 9-1-1.
  • Read the manufacturers instructions for your CO alarms to know the difference between the sound of an alarm and the sound of a low battery or end of life warning.

You can read more about Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week on the government website.