Local government | April 15, 2015
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, colourless, tasteless and odourless gas. Common sources of carbon monoxide include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbecues, stoves and vehicles.
New Regulations: Changes You Need to Know
Section 2.16 under the Ontario Fire Code has been amended regarding the installation of carbon monoxide alarms. As of April 15, 2015, there are new carbon monoxide regulations that all Ontario homeowners and residential building owners (with 6 units or less) need to be aware of and understand.
About Carbon Monoxide Alarms
All installed carbon monoxide alarms shall:
Residents are reminded to check their carbon monoxide alarms and any fuel-burning appliances they use to make sure they are working properly. For more information, please visit mfeshomesafehome.ca. For more information about carbon monoxide, please visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management website.