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Stay warm and safe as the temperature goes down

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By Lisa Braxton

Bundle up! That’s what weather forecasters are advising for people across much of the United States and parts of Canada this week. We’re getting the first real taste of winter with below freezing temperatures. Snow has been forecast across a 2,000 mile stretch.

As the temperatures go down, people tend to turn up the heat. It’s important to remember that heating devices that burn fuel can be a source of carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible killer that cannot be seen or smelled.

  • CO alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home. It is best to use interconnected alarms. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month.
  • Replace CO alarms according to package instructions.

NFPA’s safety information on CO and the CO safety tips sheets in English and Spanish offer additional measures for preventing CO poisoning. The CO community toolkit provides the fire service with everything needed to motivate residents to install and maintain CO alarms.

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


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