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Peterborough Fire Services partners with Enbridge Gas to reduce fire and carbon monoxide deaths

By The City of Peterborough   

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Sep. 25, 2023, Peterborough, Ont. – Peterborough Fire Services, Enbridge Gas and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) have announced they are working together to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

Peterborough Fire Services received 324 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.

“Last year there were 133 fire fatalities in the province – the most in 20 years,” says Fire Chief Chris Snetsinger. “As part of Project Zero, we are encouraging everyone to learn more about smoke alarms, fire safety and home fire escape planning, which can save the lives of you and your loved ones. Only working smoke alarms will alert us in the event of a fire. We need to have them, and they need to work. These alarms will help us get them into the homes that need them most.”


“This is 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,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the FMPFSC.

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