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June 28, 2017 13:00 ET

Vancouver Fire Protection Company Announces Addition to Fire Bylaw

Vancouver fire protection company notes City to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 28, 2017) - Community Fire Protection, a Vancouver-based company that specializes in fire safety, has just shared an important decision made by the City of Vancouver. As their new blog explains, the fire bylaw has been updated with a provision that makes carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in residential buildings with fuel-burning appliances or attached garages. For more, go to:

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless gas that is highly poisonous. Common symptoms can look like the flu, and include headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. However, the real danger is that those asleep or incapacitated may succumb to the poisoning before they can wake.

Appliances typically linked to carbon monoxide include gas clothes dryers, gas ranges and ovens, gas water heaters, and gas or wood-burning fireplaces.

Installing a CO2 detector is simple. Detectors may be purchased from various retailers across the Lower Mainland, including Community Fire Prevention. Install the detector away from heat-producing sources and follow all packaging instructions. Also remember that CO2 detectors must be tested annually-just like your smoke detectors.

The responsibility to install the detectors is shared between tenants and owners. Vancouver is the third jurisdiction in Canada to make CO2 detectors mandatory.

To pick up a detector, head to Community Fire Protection at #104-1320 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam. Visit them from 8am-4:30pm and ask for help selecting the right CO2 detector for your needs.

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Community Fire Prevention is a family owned business, which has been servicing Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley since 1986. With 30 years in the fire industry, Community Fire Prevention is relied on by thousands of customers for all of their Fire and Life Safety needs.

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