Firefighters Association Donates Carbon Monoxide Alarms To Windsor Fire
Friday December 12th, 2014
Posted at 5:19pm
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The Windsor Professional Firefighters Association has donated twelve portable carbon monoxide alarms to Windsor Fire and Rescue Services to be put on every frontline fire apparatus. These small portable alarms will be attached to the medical kits that firefighters carry into every medical emergency.
“When firefighters respond to medical emergencies, quite often they have no idea why the patient or patients have fallen ill,” said Fire Chief Bruce Montone. “These devices will help us to immediately determine the presence of carbon monoxide in the patient’s home. As you know, carbon monoxide is called the ‘silent killer’ because it is odourless and colourless, so what could potentially be happening while our members are working on a patient is they may be getting exposed to this deadly gas without their knowledge.”
In addition, The Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association working in conjunction with Windsor Fire and Rescue Services will be providing 150 carbon monoxide alarms to families that are identified as being in need within our community.
“Almost every home in Ontario has something that poses a carbon monoxide threat, so having a detector will help protect families and save lives,” said Doug DeRabbie of Insurance Bureau of Canada. “We look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue to raise awareness of the dangers of CO.”
“The Windsor Firefighters are proud to be supporting and helping build a safer community,” said Wayne Currie, Executive Member, Windsor Professional Firefighters Association.