The Hamilton Fire Department (HFD) and Enbridge Gas Inc. have announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide related deaths down to zero. Project Zero, a public education campaign run by Enbridge, will provide more than 9,100 alarms to residents in 40 municipalities across Ontario. These alarms will be distributed by the Hamilton Fire Department throughout the community over the next few months.
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.
The HFD is an all-hazards operation that serves over half a million people through three levels of service: full-time/career emergency response services in urban areas, volunteer emergency response services in rural areas and a composite emergency response service with a mix of career and volunteer for suburban areas of the city.
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