Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. (NFPA web site)

Smoke Alarm Flyer - English/Spanish
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Smoke_alarm_flyer_Eng-Sp1.pdf
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that cannot be seen or smelled and can kill a person in minutes. Carbon monoxide can quickly build up to unsafe levels in enclosed or semi-enclosed areas. Carbon monoxide killed over 1,000 Washington residents between 1990 and 2005. In the aftermath of the December 2006 windstorm, over 300 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for CO poisoning and eight people died. Generators in garages, or near air intakes, and use of charcoal or gas grills indoors, are common causes of CO poisoning during power outages. Fuel burning appliances, attached garages, and fireplaces are also sources of CO.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Required
CO Alarms required by January 1.pdf
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Smoke Detector Recall

Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. (“Kidde”) in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall to replace certain Kidde AC/DC smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.

Letter from Kiddie via State Fire Marshal
Fire Marshal Letter-9.5.14.pdf
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Kiddie Smoke Alarm Recall
Product Safety Notice Placard 09112014.p[...]
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