PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

The Santa Barbara County Fire department reminds people that September 24–30 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

The public are being asked to remember three things that can help protect themagainst this silent killer by using the cue Remember, Remember, Remember;

Remember the causes – Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt,including oil, gas, wood and coal.

Remember to service – To prevent Carbon Monoxide, ensure your appliances are installed and serviced annually by a Registered Gas Installer, a Registered Oil Technician, or a qualified service agent for your fuel type. Also make sure vents, flues and chimneys are kept clear.

Remember the alarm – Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas. For added protection, install an audible carbon monoxide alarm.The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that Carbon Monoxide iscalled the “silent killer” because many people do not realize they’re being poisoned untilit’s too late

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