• Oct 29, 2020

    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: Prevent carbon monoxide buildup in your home

    British Columbia’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from Nov. 1 to 7 this year, and the Campbell River Fire Department is reminding you to prevent this dangerous gas from building up in your home by properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances and installing carbon monoxide alarms.

    “Too many people in B.C. die, or become seriously ill, because of carbon monoxide poisoning,” says fire chief Thomas Doherty. “This is entirely preventable, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy.”

    The Campbell River Fire Department also reminds you to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home if you have an attached garage, a wood or gas fireplace, or any other fuel-burning appliance, such as furnaces, hot water heaters or dryers. It’s important to never use barbeques, portable generators or portable fuel-burning heaters inside the home or garage, even if the garage doors are open. Only use them outside, away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings. Read more...

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: Prevent carbon monoxide buildup in your home

by Tanya Wood | Oct 29, 2020

British Columbia’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from Nov. 1 to 7 this year, and the Campbell River Fire Department is reminding you to prevent this dangerous gas from building up in your home by properly maintaining all fuel-burning appliances and installing carbon monoxide alarms.

“Too many people in B.C. die, or become seriously ill, because of carbon monoxide poisoning,” says fire chief Thomas Doherty. “This is entirely preventable, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy.”

The Campbell River Fire Department also reminds you to install carbon monoxide alarms in your home if you have an attached garage, a wood or gas fireplace, or any other fuel-burning appliance, such as furnaces, hot water heaters or dryers. It’s important to never use barbeques, portable generators or portable fuel-burning heaters inside the home or garage, even if the garage doors are open. Only use them outside, away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings. Read more...