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Installers in Northern Ireland support Sprue’s campaign with Gis A Hug Foundation to keep people safe from dangers of CO gas

The FireAngel CO-9XT is based on the most advanced electrochemical sensors available for the domestic market to give an early warning of the presence of carbon monoxide
Sprue is donating one CO alarm to Gis A Hug for every 20 FireAngel CO-9XT alarms sold from wholesalers and merchants

Installers in Northern Ireland have been snapping up thousands of FireAngel carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in support of manufacturer, Sprue Safety Products’ campaign with the Gis A Hug Foundation to keep more people safe from the dangers of this deadly gas.

Sprue is donating one carbon monoxide alarm to Gis A Hug for every 20 FireAngel CO-9XT alarms sold from wholesalers and merchants who have signed up to the campaign. So far, participating stockists across the region have sold thousands of alarms, which will see hundreds more CO-9XTs donated to groups supported by the charity.

Having had personal experience of the tragic consequences of this ‘silent killer’, Catherine and Johnny McFerran set up the Gis A Hug Foundation in a bid to make more people aware of the risks and protect vulnerable groups against the dangers.

“The Gis A Hug Foundation does a tremendous job in raising awareness of carbon monoxide and has already provided thousands of CO alarms to the elderly, students and other vulnerable groups,” said Brian Trueman, Sprue’s area specification manager for Scotland and Ireland.

“It’s great to see so many wholesalers and installers in Northern Ireland responding to the charity’s call. Their support throughout this campaign will boost donations to protect more people. Progress is being made with tougher regulations on CO now in place in Northern Ireland and heating engineers can make a real difference as part of their job by ensuring people understand the dangers and take the right action to stay safe.”

The FireAngel CO-9XT is based on the most advanced electrochemical sensors available for the domestic market to give an early warning of the presence of carbon monoxide. Certified to the European Standard BS EN 50291-1: 2010, this battery-operated alarm is easy to install with a fast-fix single pin bracket, simple to set up and features a tamper-proof internal power pack that has a guaranteed seven-year life.

For elderly or less able residents, it features a large, easy-to-use test button with three LEDs showing power, fault and alarm, so that an immediate visual check can be made to identify if a CO leak has occurred.

For management purposes, the CO-9XT also has a diagnostic capability that, in the event of the alarm going off, enables a report to be downloaded onto a PC giving the time, date and level of CO in the property at the time the alarm was triggered.

There is still time to sign up to the Gis A Hug campaign in Northern Ireland.

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