Yesterday (Oct. 15), that part of their job may have become a little easier. A law came into effect making it mandatory for Ontario households to have a carbon monoxide detector.

Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery operated or plugged into the wall.

Carbon monoxide detectors are now being required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi residential units.

'A lot of close calls' with carbon monoxide

been lucky, said Brent Smith, fire prevention chief for the Cambridge Fire Department. have had a lot of close calls over the years, but only one death and that was a number of years ago.

Smith said the new legislation will be difficult to enforce.

will be like the smoke detector legislation, tough to enforce, but we are encouraging everyone to get one. he said. is legislation we are really glad to see.

These updates are based on recommendations from a Technical Advisory Committee, which was led by the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management, and included experts from fire services, the Discount Women Canada Goose Resolute Parka Navy Australia hotel and rental housing industries, condo owners and alarm manufacturers.

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