The Ontario Government announced the release of the anticipated Carbon Monoxide Regulations, following consultation with stakeholders as part of the technical advisory committee process. The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs was a principle stakeholder in that process. Read the announcement here.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Regulation (O. Reg.194/14)
Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes. CO alarms have been mandatory in new residential buildings containing a fuel-burning appliance (e.g. a gas furnace/stove) or a storage garage (for motor vehicles) since 2001. The New Regulation states that Existing residential occupancies that contain at least one fuel-burning appliance (e.g., gas water heater or gas furnace), fireplace or an attached garage, require the installation of a CO alarm. Carbon monoxide detectors will now be required near all sleeping areas in residential homes and in the service rooms, and adjacent sleeping areas in multi-residential units. Carbon monoxide alarms can be hardwired, battery-operated or plugged into the wall.
Visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management for further information.