Carbon Monoxide Safety/Safe Wood Burning Seminars Scheduled

Fredericton Fire Prevention and Investigation will be hosting three public seminars on Carbon Monoxide Safety and Safe Wood Burning Practices.

These seminars will last approximately 45 minutes, they are free and will take place on:

  • December 4, 19:00-20:00 at Picaroons Brewing 912 Union St.
  • December 5, 19:00-20:00 at Odell Park Lodge
  • December 6, 19:00-20:00 at Killarney Lake Lodge Rotary Room

The focus of the seminars is carbon monoxide, how it is produced, safety precautions and detection. They will also touch on safe wood burning. Below is a list of some of the topics that will be covered.

  • The 2017 ice storm claimed 2 lives and over 40 injuries in New Brunswick from carbon monoxide.
  • Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas.
  • There were 380 deaths from Carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada 2000-2009 (Stats Canada).
  • On average it is estimated that 50 deaths a year are the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Carbon based fuel, such as wood, oil and natural gas, can generate carbon monoxide when they burn.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors are required for newly constructed homes with carbon monoxide producing appliances or an attached garage by the National Building Code 2010.
  • By law ALL homes in Ontario and Yukon must have a carbon monoxide detector. The New Brunswick Fire Marshal is presently considering this.
  • In 2007, 323 Chimney Fires resulted in fire loss in New Brunswick.
  • Wood Burning do’s and don’ts.
  • Importance of using a WETT certified installer and sweeper.
  • The importance of proper maintenance.

Please join us for refreshments and to learn more about how to protect you and your loved ones against carbon monoxide poisoning.