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Enbridge Gas donates to public fire safety
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and carbon monoxide. Project Assist provides 20 fire departments inOntariowith $100,000 in funds to purchase educational materials for enhancements in life-saving firefighting techniques. Carbonmonoxide has no smell, no taste, and no colour, but is extremely toxic. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu, but without the fever. Carbonmonoxide stops oxygen absorption in the blood, and at high levels, could cause brain damage or death. More information regarding carbon monoxide poisoning can be found on the Enbridge Gas Distribution website (www. enbridgegas.com), or on the Canada Safety Council website (canadasafetycouncil.org/ workplace-safety/carbon-monoxide).
Rick Sabourin from Enbridge Gas Distribution Company presented Fire Chief Ghislain Pigeon with a donation toward Project Zero and Project Assist, a public education campaign aimed at reducing the number of residential fire and carbon monoxide (CO) related deaths to zero. Enbridge Gas has a long tradition of supporting the communities they serve by promoting natural gas safety. Each year, the company combines forces with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council to help fire departments purchase new training programs, and educate the public on fire and CO safety. The Hawkesbury Fire Department will be conducting residential inspections to ensure homes have the proper fire and CO alarms. As of April 15, it is the law to have proper fire/ CO alarms installed in homes containing fuel burning appliances, a fireplace, or attached garage. Some residents will receive combination smoke and CO alarms free of charge. Project Zero provides combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to residents in 15 municipalities in Ontario in order to reduce the number of deaths caused by fire Police added an impaired driving case to their files for the end of June in Russell County. Maxime Jerome, 31, of Clarence- Rockland, was charged after police res- ponded to a report June 23 of a single-vehicle accident on County Road 8 in The Nation. Police found Jerome’s vehicle off the road in the ditch somewhere between the Route 200 and Route 300 intersections. Jerome was taken to the detachment for an Intoxilyzer test. Based on the results and other investigation, police charged himwith impaired driving, driving with a blood-al- cohol level exceeding 80 milligrams, and also with possession of a minor amount of marijuana. He was scheduled for the July 8 provincial court session in L’Orignal. Drunk driver charged
Fire Chief Ghislain Pigeon thanked Rick Sabourin fromEnbridge Gas Distribution, at the Hawkesbury town council meeting June 29, for donations to educate the public and prevent fire and carbon monoxide related deaths. The Hawkesbury Fire department will be conducting door-to-door inspections, giving some residents fire/CO alarms free of charge.
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