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The Alexandria Fire Department Reminds Residents to be Aware Carbon Monoxide — The Silent Killer

December 10, 2010

With the recent dip in temperatures and increased demand on home heating systems to keep families warm, the Alexandria Fire Department wants to remind the community to be aware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in homes equipped with fuel burning equipment. 

  • Never use the range or oven to heat your home.
  • Install Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms inside your home to provide early warning of accumulating CO.
  • Have your heating equipment inspected by a professional every year before cold weather sets in.
  • Use generators outdoors away from all doors and windows and vents.

To get more information and safety tips on avoiding Carbon Monoxide poisoning, please go to:

http://alexandriava.gov/fire/info/default.aspx?id=42270

Remember, if you have a Carbon Monoxide alarm and it is sounding, get outside to fresh air and call 911.  The Alexandria Fire Department wants everyone to be warm and safe this winter. Make sure your home has carbon monoxide alarms.


For more information on these and other safety tips, please visit the following websites:

National Fire Protection Association; The Consumer Product Safety Commission; or contact the Alexandria Fire Department’s Community Services Unit at 703.746.5260.

 

900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.5200
Fax: 703.838.5093
TTY: 703.838.4896

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.