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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is November 1–7, 2019

The Hawkins Gignac Act, 2013 (French) proclaims the week beginning on November 1 of each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. No matter which day of the week it is, November 1 always is the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

Fire department resources:


Tweet/Post links to the following information using the hashtag #COsafety:


Heating Safety:



Fall Fire Safety Tips:



Electrical Safety:



Cooking Safety:



Lesson Plans for Fire Crews:

  • These lesson plans (French) can be used by fire crews and/or public educators who are delivering fire safety lessons to kids in elementary schools, at the fire hall or at community events.


Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries:

  • Clocks will fall back one hour at 2am on November 3. Send the Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries news release template (French) to local media to remind everyone to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.