Dozens of free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being distributed locally. 

North Bay Fire and Emergency Services received 144 combination alarms through Safe Community Project Zero. 

The public education campaign is providing over 16,600 alarms to residents in 70 municipalities across Ontario. 

“Carbon monoxide is known as the ‘silent killer’ for a reason, and we have proof that prevention saves lives,” says Deputy Fire Chief Greg Saunders.  “We know that the best way to avoid carbon monoxide exposure is to eliminate it at the source by properly maintaining fuel-burning equipment and that the alarms are a critical second line of defence to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning.”

Locally, the alarms will be distributed through the North Bay Food Bank, North Bay Humane Society, and the Hawkins Gignac Foundation.