* Install Low Level Carbon Monoxide Alarms in a central
location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level
of the home to provide early warning of accumulating CO.
* Test CO alarms at least once a month and replace
CO alarms according to the manufacturer's instructions.
* If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately
after starting. Do not run a vehicle, generator or other fueled
engine/motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Never leave
a vehicle running when it is parked or covered in snow.
* Every year before cold weather sets in have fuel-burning
household heating equipment (fireplaces, furnaces, water heaters,
wood/coal stoves, space or portable heaters) vents, chimneys,
and flue(s) tested, inspected and cleaned by a qualified Professional
Technician and/or Chimney Sweep.
* When using a fireplace, open the flue for adequate ventilation.
* Never use your oven or stove to heat your home.
* Only use barbecue grills - which can produce CO - outside. Never
use them in the home or garage.
If your CO alarm sounds:
* Immediately move everyone outdoors.
* CALL 911: - AND/OR
Report the CO alarm warning by calling the appropriate phone number.
* Call a qualified technician to inspect all equipment.
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