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Enbridge Gas Helps Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services Reduce Fire And Carbon Monoxide Deaths Through Project Zero

Puslinch Fire Chief, Luis Gomes (left) and Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Peter van Oordt (right), receive 144 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as part of Project Zero.

Enbridge Gas and Puslinch Fire and Rescue announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxiderelated deaths down to zero.

Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services received 144 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero–a public education campaign that will provide 7,500 alarms to residents in 35 municipalities across Ontario.

This year, Enbridge Gas invested $225,000 in Project Zero, and over the past 12 years, the program has provided more than 50,000 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.

“Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ for a reason, and we have proof that prevention saves lives. We know that the best way to avoid carbon monoxide exposure is to eliminate it at the source by properly maintaining fuel-burning equipment, and that the alarms are a critical second line of defense to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning,” says Murray Costello, Director, Southeast Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

“The objective of Project Zero is to deliver combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Ontario communities who need them the most,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal. “It’s a program that fire departments can adopt to help educate their communities about the requirement for all Ontario homes to have a CO alarm if they have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage.”

“Ensuring that everyone in our community has working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms properly installed in their homes is a goal we are always striving toward through our various public education initiatives,” says Fire Chief Luis Gomes. “Project Zero has made us better equipped to reach that goal.”

About Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services

For more than 50 years, Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services has adapted to the risks, threats, and challenges that occur in the community it serves. Its greatest asset incarrying out the Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service mission is its team of hardworking professionals who are dedicated to public education, fire prevention, and fire suppression. Puslinch firefighters volunteer countless hours in the community, supporting various fundraising events and established charitable programs. Its goals are to support those who are in need as well as enhance the quality of life for all. For more information, visit puslinch.ca.

About Enbridge Gas

Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.8 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.

For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

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