CK Fire and Rescue Begins Multi-Gas Alarm Distribution Campaign Next Week in Wheatley

Next week, Chatham-Kent Fire & Rescue will begin their campaign to make 1,000 multi-gas alarms available to residents of Wheatley and the surrounding area. These multi-gas alarms are multi-functional carbon monoxide, propane, and natural gas alarms capable of providing continuous monitoring for their lifespan of seven years. They plug into the wall and come with battery back-up (battery included).

The multi-gas alarms will be distributed door-to-door to residents in the evacuation zone starting on February 20th and continuing for the remainder of the week. For residents outside the evacuation zone, they will be available for pick-up at the Wheatley Resource Centre, open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm located at 108 Talbot Road East.

“This reassurance campaign continues our proactive and protective measures to the Community of Wheatley as we continue to bring stability to the area affected by releases of gas,” said Fire Chief Chris Case. “We’re thankful for the Provincial funding to be able to provide the people of Wheatley with practical measures to keep themselves, their families, and the community safe.”

The alarms are being paid for using a provincial grant from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, who provided $280,000 in funding to implement local priority projects to enhance emergency preparedness within its communities and prevent petroleum-related emergencies.

If you detect or suspect gas in your home, call 911 immediately.


For more information contact:

Eric Labadie

Manager, Corporate Communications

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 2039


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