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Enbridge Gas Teams Up With Puslinch Fire And Rescue Service


Enbridge Gas teams up with Puslinch Fire and Rescue Service to Reduce Fire and Carbon Monoxide Deaths through Safe Community Project Zero

Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas), 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–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, and 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.

“Properly maintaining fuel burning equipment is the best way to reduce potential exposure to carbon monoxide, and an alarm is a critical second line of defense for protection. When we implement these strategies together, we protect our loved ones from carbon monoxide poisoning, also known as the silent killer,” says Blair Hiseler, Manager Operations, Southeast Region, Enbridge Gas.“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,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the FMPFSC. “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.”

“Puslinch Fire and Rescue is extremely excited to have received a donation of smoke /
carbon monoxide alarms. It has been proven many times over that working smoke and
carbon monoxide alarms correctly installed in your home could save your life in the case of a fire or if carbon monoxide is present and not identified,” says Tom Mulvey, Fire Chiefof Puslinch Fire and Rescue. “During an investigation of a fatal fire, investigators will often find that there were not any alarms present or that the ones that are there were not functioning. This donation of alarms will assist us in our goal of having working alarms correctly installed in every required building. We wish to thank Enbridge Gas and the Fire Marshal’s Public Safety Council for this generous donation.”

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 goals are to support
those who are in need, as well as enhance the quality of life for all. The greatest asset in
carrying 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 programs. For more information visit puslinch.ca