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Protect what matters most – you and your family. Test your CO alarms today!


City of Brampton observes Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 1-7
                                                                                                           
BRAMPTON, ON (November 1, 2019) – Today, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) kicked off Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to educate the public on how to keep your home and workplace safe from carbon monoxide (CO). 
 
Throughout the week, BFES will host a number of pop-up events across the City at the following locations: 
 
Nov. 1 2019  | 11am – 3pm, Costco, 10 Biscayne Cres.
Nov. 2, 2019 | 10am – 2pm, Cassie Campbell Recreation Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Pwky W.  
Nov. 2, 2019 | 10am – 2pm, Rona, 40 Gillingham Dr.
Nov. 4, 2019 | 11am – 1pm, Brampton City Hall, 2 Wellington St. W.
Nov. 5, 2019 | 4pm – 7pm, Gore Meadows Community Centre, 10150 The Gore Road
Nov. 6, 2019 | 3pm – 7pm, Fire/Life Safety Education Centre,  225 Central Pk. Dr.
Nov. 7, 2019 | 3pm – 7 pm, Home Depot, 49 First Gulf Blvd.
 
Safety Tips:
•       Ensure working CO alarms are installed beside all sleeping areas 
•       Test CO alarms monthly or in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
•       Replace alarms in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
•       Replace alarm batteries at least once a year or whenever the low-battery warning sounds. Never wait.
 
For more tips on how to protect your family, visit www.bramptonfire.com
 
Quotes
 
“Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is an excellent reminder to all to have working carbon monoxide alarms in their homes. CO is a silent killer because it is a colourless, tasteless and odourless gas. I encourage residents to visit one of the many events happening across Brampton this week and speak with our dedicated team of experts at Brampton Fire. We all play an important role in keeping our community safe.”
-        Mayor Patrick Brown
 
“Our Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team works hard to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community. Residents also play an important role in protecting themselves and their families by having working carbon monoxide alarms at home. When we all do our part together, we can help save lives.”
-        Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, Chair, Community Services
 
“During Carbon Monoxide Awareness, our aim is to raise awareness in our community so that residents can better protect themselves against incidents related to carbon monoxide poisoning. Homeowners and landlords are responsible for ensuring their properties have working carbon monoxide (CO) alarms on all floors and beside all sleeping areas. Be sure to test them regularly to ensure you and your loved ones are protected.”
-        Fire Chief Bill Boyes, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca