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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention and Detection Webinar

Commonly known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible and odorless poisonous gas produced by fuel-burning equipment and appliances in the home. CO alarms provide early detection of this dangerous gas before it becomes life threatening and are critical to preventing accidental CO poisoning injuries and deaths.

Marking a major step forward in the effort to prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States, in September 2008 the International Code Council (ICC) passed a new requirement making carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in all homes with attached garages or fuel-fired equipment. The requirement covers new and existing dwellings and will take effect in 2009.

Safety advocates like the Home Safety Council and our partners at First Alert are thrilled with this important advancement and we are asking fellow safety advocates like you to join us in adding your voices to the call for legislative action to help reduce the thousands of CO-related injuries that occur every year.

View the archived Webinar to learn more about the dangers of CO poisoning, the preventive measures available to protect against it and the current legislation in place. Use the materials and resources below to learn how you can help educate and protect families in your community from this danger.


Meri-K Appy, President, Home Safety Council
Deborah Hanson, Director of External Affairs for BRK Brands/First Alert

Archived Presentation:

Click here to view the archived presentation

Additional Materials

  • Click here to download the presentation
  • Click here for First Alert's interactive map showing the current CO legislation in place

Use the following resources to learn more about First Alert's discount pricing and donation programs:

  • Click here for details on First Alert's Fire Services Program
  • Click here for the First Alert Fire Services Order Form
  • Click here for the First Alert Donation Request Form
  • Click here for a customizable press release you can distribute to local media
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