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Brampton Fire recognizes Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 1 to 7


​BRAMPTON, ON (October 29, 2021) – From November 1 to 7, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services and the City of Brampton are recognizing Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to help educate the community on carbon monoxide, the odorless, tasteless invisible gas that has the potential to cause great harm. This year’s theme is “What you can’t see, smell or taste CAN kill you!”, and the week is dedicated to educating the community on what they can do to be prepared and stay safe.

Knowing what carbon monoxide is, how it is produced and proper detection can help save a life.

  • Having a properly installed carbon monoxide alarms save lives.
  • Install working carbon monoxide alarms beside all sleeping areas.
  • Test carbon monoxide alarms monthly
  • Replace batteries every year


Members of the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services team will be at the following locations to promote fire safety, educate the community on the importance of carbon monoxide awareness and answer questions:

  • November 1 – McDonald’s, 7690 Main Street,11 am – 1 pm
  • November 2 – Canadian Tire, 2850 Queen St E, 2 – 4 pm
  • November 3 – McDonald's, 9485 Mississauga Road, 11 am – 1 pm
  • November 5 – McDonald’s, 10565 Bramalea Road, 11 am – 1 pm
  • November 5 – Bob Callahan Flower City Seniors Centre, 8870 McLaughlin Road, 1 – 4 pm


During Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, follow Brampton Fire and Emergency Services on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for safety tips and information on how to protect yourself.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is committed to promoting safety in the community. In an ongoing partnership, Brampton Fire is working with Sheridan College to canvas the area around the Davis Campus to educate students on the importance of fire safety and the proper use of combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to stay safe. Together they will be delivering information packages to nearly 2,000 households.

On October 25, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services received 606 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from Enbridge Gas through Safe Community Project Zero. Two hundred of these alarms will be given to Sheridan College to support current programming that promotes fire safety to students living off campus.

Thank you to Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week sponsor, Enbridge Gas, for their generous support and continued commitment to community safety.

For more information on carbon monoxide safety visit bramptonfire.com




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“Carbon monoxide is the silent killer and the ongoing education and awareness of safety and prevention contributes to Brampton being a Healthy and Safe City. This Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, I encourage everyone to become familiar with what this harmful gas is and to ensure proper carbon monoxide alarms are installed in your homes.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Safety starts with you. I encourage residents to play an active role in their safety and protection, to learn about what carbon monoxide is and to ensure alarms are properly installed and maintained.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“This Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, we will be providing information to educate the community on the dangers of this gas so that residents can be proactive and protect themselves against incidents related to carbon monoxide poisoning. Every home with fuel-burning appliances and/or an attached garage requires a working carbon monoxide alarm beside all sleeping areas. Test carbon monoxide alarms monthly, replace batteries at least once a year and follow manufacturer’s instructions for replacement.”
- Bill Boyes, Fire Chief, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services





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