Carbon Monoxide

a. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas you
cannot see, taste, or smell. It is often
called “the invisible killer”. It is
created when fossil fuels such as
kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas,
propane, methane, or wood don’t
burn completely. CO gas kill people
and pets.

b. Headaches, nausea, and drowsiness
are symptoms of carbon monoxide
poisoning. Exposure can be fatal.

c. CO alarms shall be installed outside
each sleeping area and on every
level of the home. Follow
manufacturer’s instructions for
placement and mounting height.

d. Test CO detectors monthly and
replace if they fail to respond.

e. If CO alarm sounds, immediately exit
per your home escape plan and call
911. Do not go back until fire
department personnel declares it is
safe to re-enter the home.