PLEASE NOTE: Application is for Canadian fire departments only. The terms and charter of our Foundation do not allow us to accept CO alarm requests from members of the general public or fire departments outside of Canada.

Fire departments – we know you are often a first responder to carbon monoxide calls. We know you interact with citizens daily and actively promote fire and CO safety. We also know you visit homes in your community to inspect smoke alarms and CO alarms and enforce compliance with local laws that may exist.

The Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education wants to recognize your good work and help by making available to you a small supply of carbon monoxide alarms, so you may distribute these in your
community at your discretion. When you come upon a family that requires protection but may not have the means to purchase a CO alarm for themselves, now you will have an option to provide a CO alarm to them free of charge and with no cost to you.

To date, our Foundation has donated more than 5,000 carbon monoxide alarms! Fire Department’s recipients include:

  • Brantford Fire Department
  • Woodstock Fire Department
  • Brant County Fire Department
  • Parry Sound Fire Department
  • Smith Falls Fire Department
  • Centre Frontenac Fire Department

Complete the form below and send for our consideration:

    Fire Department Name*:
    Full Name*:
    Specifics of Request/Comments*:

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    • On a regular basis the Foundation will assess all requests and, using funds that are available through donations from the general public and through our Golf Tournament fundraiser, select fire
      department(s) to receive their requested free CO alarms. To be considered, request forms must be completed in full. Missing information will result in the request being rejected.
    • If your fire department is selected to receive a CO alarm donation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation. Alarms will be shipped to you directly. Ideally a representative from the Foundation will visit your fire department for a photo signifying the donation, to which local media may be invited.
    • Please realize we are a grassroots foundation with limited human resources and funding. We will do our best, but not all CO alarm requests can be granted. If you are selected to receive an alarm donation, you will be required to provide a log of how and where alarms were distributed. Under no circumstances can donated alarms be resold. This is a requirement of our Foundation charter and charitable status.