Get a Carbon Monoxide Alarm/Detector
Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas that is created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) 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.
Follow these safety tips and learn more from www.nfpa.org website.
- Install in a central location or outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and buy a well-known brand.
- If the alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors and make sure everyone in the house is accounted for.
- If you warm up your vehicle, remove it from the garage after starting it. Do not run any fuel engine or motor indoors, even if your garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe is not covered or packed in snow.
- During and after a snow storm, make sure vents for your dryer, furnace, stove, replace are all clear of snow build-up.
- A generator should only be used in well-ventilated locations outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.
- Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO, so only use outside.
National Fire Safety Month
October is a good month to plan your family’s escape in the event of a fire. Practice fire drills with your family and designate a safe place to meet away from your house.
It is very important to have working smoke alarms in your home. Place one in central locations and outside of each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Be sure to change the batteries once a month.
LEARN MORE FIRE PREVENTION TIPS at www.nfpa.org.
Halloween Safety Tip
Try battery-operated candles or glow sticks in your jack-o’-lanterns! They glow for hours, allowing you to have worry-free fun with your family.
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