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:
- Resources, including new resources for 2019 (French), are available to support CO Awareness Week initiatives and campaigns in your community. Tweet links to them using the hashtag #COsafety, or print and distribute them when delivering presentations in your community.
- More resources are available from TSSA.
Tweet/Post links to the following information using the hashtag #COsafety:
- Carbon monoxide infographic (French),
- What is carbon monoxide? (French),
- How to prevent carbon monoxide (French),
- Carbon monoxide alarm installation requirements (French),
- Carbon monoxide alarm tips (French),
- Carbon monoxide alarm questions and answers (French),
- Carbon monoxide information sheet (French).
- Cut and paste the heating safety news release (French) into a Word document, customize it and send it to local media to raise awareness of heating safety.
- Tweet heating safety tweets (French) throughout the colder months.
- Tweet/post links to the Heating Fire Safety Info Sheet (French).
Fall Fire Safety Tips:
- Tweet electrical safety tips from the Electrical Safety Authority throughout the month.
- Tweet/post links to the Electrical Fire Safety Info Sheet (French).
- Tweet cooking safety tweets (French) throughout the month.
- Tweet/post links to the Cooking Fire Safety Info Sheet (French).
- Schedule What’s Cooking for Teens! (French) presentations in high schools.
- Tweet and post links to cooking video PSAs (French).
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.