Spring Safety Tips: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms save lives. Properly maintained and installed smoke/CO alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. During a fire, smoke can spread quickly and smoke alarms give you time to get out of the building safely. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is created when fuels burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of carbon monoxide. Vehicles or generators running in an attached garage can also produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. The dangers of CO exposure depend on a number of variables, including the victim's health and activity level. Below are some smoke alarm and CO tips to help keep you safe! 

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PDF copies can be downloaded here:

Carbon Monoxide Safety (355 KB)

Smoke Alarm Safety (533 KB)

The NFPA has great resources and additional information on Smoke/CO Alarms: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Safety-equipment/Smoke-alarms