|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2011
|Contact: J. William Degnan
State Fire Marshal
Eliminating the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home
A Public Service Announcement by State Fire Marshal William Degnan
This is Bill Degnan, NH State Fire Marshal with a message about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide.
Carbon monoxide can kill you without your seeing it, smelling it or tasting it.
Each year in America, carbon monoxide poisoning claims hundreds of lives.
Please take steps to protect your family from these deadly fumes.
Have a trained professional clean and tune-up your heating systems at least once a year.
I strongly urge you to install at least one carbon monoxide alarm within your living area, and to vent all fuel burning devices to the outdoors.
Know the warning symptoms of poisoning that include headaches, exhaustion, drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, and chest pain.
If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, you should get fresh air immediately and call 911.
Listen to Fire Marshal Dengen's Warning