Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Remember...
Carbon Monoxide Alarms ARE NOT Smoke Alarms.

Smoke Alarms

Through generous donations from Meijer Foods and The Home Depot, we have smoke alarms available for District residents who may not have the resources to secure them on their own.

The NFPA recommends that smoke alarms are UL rated and present in every bedroom, hallway, living space, basement and cooking area. Alarms should be tested monthly, batteries replaced every six months and alarm unit replaced every ten years. These recommendations apply to hardwire units as well. For more information on smoke alarm maintenance go to:

http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/installing-and-maintaining-smoke-alarms

Residents can make request for a battery alarm and installation through our District Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
smoke alarms save lives

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Every Home or Apartment Should Have A Carbon Monoxide Alarms On Every Floor. Carbon Monoxide is tasteless & odorless.

It replaces the oxygen in your blood, causing your body to poison itself by cutting off the oxygen supply to organs & cells.

Sings/Symptoms of Poisoning: Flu-Like symptoms with early onset developing into dizziness, mental confusion, severe headache & nausea, fainting, and lethargy.
If your CO Detector is going off, be sure to evacuate your residence and have us check your CO levels.

Detectors should be replaced every two years unless otherwise directed by the manufacturer.

Examples of CO producing devices commonly used around the home:

  • Fuel fired furnaces - non-electric
  • Gas water heaters
  • Gas stoves
  • Gas dryers
  • Fireplaces and woodstoves
  • Gas and charcoal grills
  • Lawnmowers, snowmobiles, and other yard equipment
  • Automobiles
Sources of CO