Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Toronto Fire wants to make sure you’re protected from Carbon Monoxide this winter. If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, it is law that you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home. For added protection, Toronto Fire recommends a CO alarm on every storey of the home, installed to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Some appliances that can emit carbon monoxide include:

  1. furnaces

  2. hot water heaters

  3. stoves

  4. vehicles, and

  5. gas or wood fireplaces.

I can’t believe that we need to say this, but Toronto Fire also wants to remind you that portable fuel-burning space heaters, generators, barbeques should all be used outside ONLY.


More information on CO is available at: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/public-safety-alerts/safety-tips-prevention/safety-equipment-devices/carbon-monoxide-alarms/