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What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless and deadly gas
that can be produced by any fuel-burning device.

CO alarms detect this poisonous gas
and provide early warning.

Sources of
Carbon Monoxide

CO can be produced by any fuel-burning device,
such as a furnace, boiler, stove and cars.

  • Furnace
  • Dryer Vent
  • Chimney

Safety Tips

  • Install carbon monoxide alarms on every level and in every bedroom.
  • Test carbon monoxide alarms regularly.
  • Replace batteries every six months.
  • Alarms don’t last forever, remember to replace.
  • Never leave a car running in an attached garage.
  • Do not use generators, gas powered tools or grills inside the home.
  • Plan and practice an escape route with your family.
  • If your carbon monoxide alarm does sound, leave the home
    immediately for fresh air and call 911.

Recommended
Placement

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What does the
beep mean?

  • 4 beeps and a pause
    Emergency: Carbon Monoxide has been
    detected. Move to fresh air and call 911.

  • 1 beep every minute
    Low battery: It’s time to replace the
    batteries in your carbon monoxide alarm.

  • 5 beeps every minute
    End of Life: It's time to replace
    your carbon monoxide alarm.

Carbon Monoxide Safety With Taylor Kinney

Install CO alarms on every level and
in every bedroom of your home to
help protect your home and family from
the dangers of carbon monoxide.

It's the Law

Many states have legislation
requiring carbon monoxide alarms.
Help ensure your family home and
family are protected.

Carbon Monoxide Legislation

Help Protect Your Home and Family
with Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Product 1

Carbon Monoxide Alarm with 10-Year Battery and Digital Temperature Display

This CO alarm alerts you to elevated carbon monoxide levels
and has a digital display showing temperature.
The built-in 10-year sealed battery offers continuous
protection for the life of the alarm.

Product 2

Carbon Monoxide Alarm,
Battery Powered

This carbon monoxide alarm is battery powered,
making it portable and easy to use anywhere, even
in the event of a power outage.

product3

Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup

This carbon monoxide alarm plugs into any standard
electrical socket to monitor CO levels in your home.
The user-friendly design features battery backup to allow for
continuous monitoring, even in the event of a power outage.

Product 4

Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display

This carbon monoxide alarm operates on a dual-power
system with battery backup for continuous monitoring, even
in the event of a power outage. The backlit digital screen tells
you at a glance what the carbon monoxide and power levels are.

product5

Combination Photoelectric Smoke
and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
with 10-Year Battery

This low-profile alarm detects both smoke and
carbon monoxide. The slim, easy-to-install design has a
10-year sealed battery that lasts the life of the alarm.

product6

Combination Explosive Gas and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Backlit Digital Display

Versatile CO alarm senses high levels of propane,
natural/methane gas, and carbon monoxide.
This alarm plugs into any AC outlet for easy setup;
backup battery powers unit in case of power outage.

Where to Buy First Alert Products


March 3rd at 4:54pm
Join us for the First Alert Firefighter Challenge March 8th during the American Lung Association's #FightForAirClimb Follow the link to register your fire department!

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February 29th at 1:00pm
First Alert encourages you to gather your family and practice home safety by installing carbon monoxide alarms! Take time to learn more about CO safety #KnowCO

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February 26th at 7:00pm
Did you know carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer and the ONLY way to help protect yourself and your family is by installing CO alarms? Follow in Taylor Kinney's footsteps and install alarms on every level and in every bedroom of your home! #KnowCO

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February 24th at 9:50pm
We were proud to participate in the Public Fire Safety Education Conference with the Chicago Fire Department, fire departments across Illinois, and safety organizations to continue to help spread fire safety awareness!

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February 18th at 5:00pm
Domestically Blissful's first carbon monoxide safety tip on her blog is to test your CO alarms to ensure they are functioning properly! Alarms are the only way to detect CO in your home, which can be produced by any fuel burning device. #KnowCO

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February 14th at 5:00pm
MyExplorewithme takes her CO alarm on the go to help protect herself while traveling this winter. #Travelsafety #KnowCO

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February 11th at 4:57pm
Another great #TakeChargeOfSafety event with the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Fire Department to help raise awareness and educate the community about fire and carbon monoxide safety!

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February 3rd at 3:00pm
First Alert has partnered with Taylor Kinney to help raise carbon monoxide awareness! Learn how you and your family can practice CO safety, and the importance of installing CO alarms in your home. #KnowCO

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January 29th at 1:00am
First Alert has been protecting homes and families for over 60 years by providing reliable protection you can trust. Follow us for fire and carbon monoxide safety tips to help keep your loved ones safe.

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