Working in partnership in Gwynedd and Môn to protect from the dangers of Carbon MonoxidePosted 24/12/2013 14:10:36
As part of their continued local partnership working, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Gofal a Thrwsio Gwynedd a Môn have been successful in their application to become members of The Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), 'Be Gas Safe Programme'.
ROSPA have provided the partnership with 200 CO detectors (carbon Monoxide), a briefing pack, and 2,000 'I'm Staying Safe Gas Safe' leaflets.
Celfyn Evans, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service's Partnership Manager for Gwynedd and Môn, said: "The Be Gas Safe programme aims to make people aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (Co) and steps that can be taken to prevent CO poisoning, such as the need for regular servicing of fuel-burning appliances, good ventilation and use of audible CO detectors.
"With gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed, maintained or ventilated known to be among the causes of CO poisoning, the key focus of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Gofal a Thrwsio will be to target the key risk groups, particularly low income families with young children, the over 65's and households with chromic illness or a disability."