Carbon Monoxide Alarm Donations

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Donations

Pic: Meeting with Commander Lee Walker of Merton Fire Service and Commander Martin Corbett of Sutton Fire Service.

To commemorate Katie’s 40th birthday (31st January 2019) we decided to donate 40 carbon monoxide alarms to 40 fire stations, which would enable the Fire Service to distribute these to their most vulnerable clients. As at December 2019, the Trust has given 40 alarms each to the Fire Stations at Sutton, Wimbledon, Mitcham, Oxford, Royal Berkshire and Swindon, with hopefully more to come and we’ve held very productive meetings with all concerned about the way forward in carbon monoxide awareness.

Following on from one of these meetings, Commander Lee Walker of Merton Fire Service asked us to share a stand with him and some colleagues at a safeguarding event providing support specifically around fire and gas safety awareness. The event took place 18-22 November at the Merton Civic Hall and we spoke to many members of the public about carbon monoxide awareness, in addition to giving out our leaflets and some CO alarms. Many people did not realise that you can live in an all-electric house but be poisoned from carbon monoxide coming from an adjoining property. Thank you also to Merton Council for allowing us to be there and for all the help received on the stand.

Prior to Lockdown, we were in discussions with the London Fire Service about working together and hope that these might be resumed in the not too distant future.