Enbridge Gas, Puslinch Fire launch ‘Project-Zero’

PUSLINCH – Enbridge Gas Inc., the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) and Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. 

Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service received 144 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Safe Community Project Zero. 

This is a public education campaign that will provide more than 10,000 alarms to residents in 50 municipalities across Ontario. 

This year, Enbridge Gas invested $315,000 in Safe Community Project Zero.Over the past 15 years, the program has provided more than 86,000 alarms to Ontario fire departments. 

When properly installed and maintained, combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help provide the early warning to safely escape from a house fire or carbon monoxide exposure. 

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odourless gas that is a by-product of incomplete combustion of many types of common fuels. It is also known as the silent killer.

“Across Ontario there is a renewed focus on the importance of having working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home. 

“The objective of Safe Community Project Zero is to deliver these alarms to areas where they are needed most,” said Ontario fire marshal and chair of the FMPFSC Jon Pegg. 

“It’s a program that fire departments can adopt to help educate their communities about the requirement for all Ontario homes to have a carbon monoxide alarm if they have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage.”