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Common Symptoms

 nausea
 fatigue
 headaches
 dizziness
 confusion
 trouble breathing

First Aid

1. Get the Person to Fresh Air

If victim is unconcious:

2. Call 911

3. Begin CPR











Independent Home Inspection

WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE?

Consumer Protection Safety Commission

"CO - The Invisible Killer"








  • Carbon Monoxide is a by-product of incomplete combustion. Common household producers of carbon monoxide include furnaces, stoves, water heaters, ovens, vehicle or generator exhaust, chimneys, etc. 
  • Dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide may be emitted by malfunctioning fuel burning equipment. This could be caused by a blocked vent or chimney.

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM CO?
  • Have your fuel burning equipment inspected by a qualified technician at least once a year.
  •  Do not use grills inside of the home or garage.
  •  Do not allow vehicles to run inside of the garage.
  •  Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Where should I place my CO Detector?

You're Carbon Monoxide detector should be in that location in the home that will provide the greatest protection for you and your family.  That location is adjacent to and audible from the sleeping areas of the home.

During the night, when you and your family sleep is when you will be most vulnerable to carbon monoxide  poisoning!

Hardwired and battery backed-up combination CO/Smoke detectors are readily available at major retail outlets that can be installed in place of your existing smoke only detectors.