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OFMEM e-Bulletin - Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Bulletin #007/14

October 15, 2014

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is pleased to announce that Ontario Regulation 194/14 was filed on October 14, 2014 and came into force on October 15, 2014.

This regulation made under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, (FPPA) amends the 2007 Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 213/07).

These important amendments represent a significant milestone in carbon monoxide (CO) safety in Ontario and reflect the government’s commitment to improve the safety of residents from the effects of unsafe levels of CO. The amendments deal with the installation, maintenance, testing and replacement of CO alarms in existing residential occupancies.

Ontario Regulation 194/14 is available on the Government of Ontario e-laws website. Further information about CO alarms will be available shortly on the OFMEM website.

Enquiries regarding the new regulation and CO alarm requirements should be directed to staff members of the Technical Services Section of the OFMEM, who can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (416) 325-3100.