During November 2018, Scout Environmental will have Event Ambassadors in participating Canadian Tire stores to help you understand the dangers posed by CO. We will do this by providing information to customers about the health effects of CO exposure, the sources of CO in the home, and the importance of installing a CO alarm and where to find them in the store. Please see the list of participating stores below:
|Saturday November 3||Coquitlam||1200 Seguin Drive|
|Sunday November 4||Port Coquitlam||2125 Hawkins Street|
|Saturday November 10||Surrey||7599 King George Blvd.|
|Saturday November 10||Vernon||345-4900 27th Street|
|Saturday November 10||Prince George||5008 Domano Blvd.|
|Saturday November 10||Terrace||5100 Highway 16 West|
|Sunday November 11||Burnaby||7200 Market Crossing|
|Saturday November 17||Abbotsford||32513 South Fraser Way|
|Saturday November 17||Penticton||960 Railway Street|
|Sunday November 18||Mission||32545 London Avenue|
|Sunday November 18||North Vancouver||1350 Main Street|
|Saturday November 24||View Royal||1519 Admirals Road|
|Saturday November 3||Trenton||285 Dundas Street East|
|Saturday November 3||Kemptville||311 Ryan’s Well Drive|
|Saturday November 3||Toronto||65 Dundas Street West|
|Sunday November 4||Aurora||15400 Bayview Avenue|
|Sunday November 4||Prescott||140 Prescott Centre Drive|
|Sunday November 4||Toronto||1015 Lake Shore Blvd. East|
|Saturday November 10||Smiths Falls||10 Ferrara Drive|
|Saturday November 10||Gloucester||2010 Ogilvie Road|
|Sunday November 11||Thunder Bay||1221 Arthur Street|
|Saturday November 17||Oakville||1100 Kerr Street|
|Saturday November 17||Goderich||35430 Huron Road, Hwy 8|
|Saturday November 17||Kitchener||1400 Ottawa Street South|
|Sunday November 18||Grimsby||44 Livingston Avenue|
|Sunday November 18||Exeter||100 Thames Road East|
|Saturday November 24||Barrie||320 Bayfield Street|
|Saturday November 24||Uxbridge||327 Toronto Street South|
|Sunday November 25||Kitchener||385 Fairway Road South|
|Sunday November 25||Kingston||1040 Division Street|
Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless gas that can be found in the air in your home and affect you without you noticing. It is sometimes known as the “silent killer” and leads to over 300 Canadian deaths each year. You can protect yourself and your family from CO by installing at least one CO alarm and maintaining your fuel-burning appliances. Learn more about CO >
Yes, both stand-alone CO alarms and those that detect both smoke and CO are effective as long as they are certified. Choose a detector that is certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). All alarms should be installed properly, tested regularly, and replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
CO alarms should be installed in hallways close to sleeping areas, so they can be heard when you're sleeping. Keep the area of the CO alarm clear from furniture or other items. Many CO alarm manufacturers recommend that you do not install alarms in areas that are too cold or too hot, such as around furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, or vents or near household chemicals.
It is recommended that one CO alarm is installed on each floor of a home.
Check your CO alarm manufacturer’s instructions for further information. Some beeps may indicate a low battery or that the device needs to be replaced. Never ignore any alarm signals coming from the device. If your alarm is sounding, get yourself and your family outdoors and call 9-1.1.
Suggestions can vary, but it’s a good idea to test alarms at least once a month. It is also a good idea to check the batteries (if required) twice a year – for example, at each daylight savings time change – and when it is recommended to check your smoke detector batteries.
Your CO alarm should be replaced according to manufacturer’s instructions, which can be found in the alarm’s manual and on the alarm itself.
If the CO alarm sounds, you and any family members should evacuate your home immediately and then call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Do not re-enter your home until a professional has fixed the problem.
Scout Environmental, in partnership with Canadian Tire and Kidde, and with support from Health Canada, is working to educate Canadians about CO and the importance of taking action, such as installing CO alarms in the home to protect their health and families.