CO Safety

Carbon monoxide or CO is a colorless and odorless gas. CO poisoning
can occur when a fuel-burning appliance or machine, such as a furnace,
heater or generator, is not working or vented properly. Breathing in CO
at high levels can be fatal.

150+ people die on average each year from consumer product-related carbon monoxide. Knowledge and awareness are the keys to protecting your family. Learn more about the dangers of carbon monoxide at

Learn what you can do to protect your family from the dangers of CO.

o Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early
warning of CO.
o Install CO alarms in a central location outside each separate sleeping
area and on every level of your home.
o Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all
doors, windows and vents.
o Make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove and fireplace are clear of
snow and other debris.