Fire Prevention

Daylight Savings “Spring Forward” – Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries – Sunday, March 8

Daylight Savings “Spring Forward”  –  Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries  –  Sunday, March 8

Sunday, March 8 – 2AM Your clocks “Spring Ahead” one hour to reflect Daylight Savings Time. At this time, be sure to carefully inspect your fire safety devices and replace the batteries in all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The following information can assist you in safely evaluating your in-home fire safety devices. Safety Tips Smoke Alarms Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Working smoke alarms provide you and your family members with an early warning in the event of a fire. There are different types of smoke alarms. There are smoke alarms that are wired into your...

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Each year throughout the country, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. Understanding the Risk What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure...

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