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An Invisible Killer
Carbon Monoxide poisoning occurs most often during the winter months. Make sure you are knowledgeable about the warning signs and ways to keep you and your family safe.
- Have a working and properly installed CO alarm with backup battery in hallways near sleeping areas.
- Never ignore CO alarm. Do not try to find the source. Immediately move outside and call 911.
- Test alarms and replace batteries yearly.
- Have all fuel burning home heating systems inspected and serviced annually.
- Never operate portable gas powered generator in or near an enclosed space.
- Never use charcoal grill in or near a house or garage.
- Never use gas range or oven to heat a home or business.
- Never start your car in an enclosed space, such as an attached garage.
For more information from the VFIS: Carbon-Monoxide-Prevention-VFIS-pdf