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Thanks to Working Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Oro-Medonte Residents Safe from Carbon Monoxide

Fiona and John Barrie and catOn October 29, 2019 Oro-Medonte Fire & Emergency Services responded to a residential occupancy with a carbon monoxide alarm sounding.

Oro-Medonte resident Fiona Barrie, was awakened from her peaceful nightly slumber by the alerting sound of their carbon monoxide alarm. John Barrie, while on the telephone for work at the time was startled too. The alarm was notifying them that danger was present inside their home. It was imperative they reacted to the sounding alarm, exiting the home to a safe environment.

For Fiona and John it was all too real. The presence of the dangerous carbon monoxide gas, surrounding the warm and loving place they call home, became terribly shocking for their two lovely kitties Kobe, Maya and themselves.

After exiting the home and dialing 911, the family waited for Fire & Emergency Services to arrive. With quick response, firefighters entered the structure only to find readings of carbon monoxide throughout the house

It is certain, that due to having working carbon monoxide alarms, this family was saved from harm.

Oro-Medonte Fire & Emergency Services reminds everyone that has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home.

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Thank-you Fiona, John, Kobe and Maya for allowing us to share your success story with our community. We hope everyone tests, inspects and checks all their Smoke and CO Alarms. Keeping our community safe!