'Could have been catastrophic': Fire official credits CO detector in helping save two people
The Waterloo Fire Department is crediting a working carbon monoxide (CO) detector for potentially helping to save the lives of two people early Sunday morning.
Around 3 a.m., firefighters and paramedics responded to an apartment on Princess Street where they rescued two people from inside of a unit.
Officials said they were exhibiting signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and “not responding well.”
“If they didn’t have a detector, things could have been catastrophic,” an official told CTV News.
Waterloo fire said Enbridge gas will be coming and investigating, as it is suspected the leak came from a gas-fired appliance.
The fire department is reminding people that CO detectors are mandatory and good for seven years.
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