From the Office of the Fire Chief
With the fall season and winter just around the corner I would like to remind everyone about clearing your exits and vents around your home.
After each storm you should clear and maintain two exits from your home. It’s also important to check and clear around outside heating vents this will help your heating equipment to run efficiently and reduce your chances having a carbon monoxide problem in your home.
Carbon Monoxide is known as “the silent killer” a colorless, odorless gas
We recommend that home owners have their heating equipment serviced regularly, this gas can be produced by home heating equipment that is not running efficiently or by unvented heating equipment in the home..
Each home should be equipped with at least one CO Detector. The detector should be placed between your heating equipment and the area where you sleep.
If you have any questions on purchasing a Carbon Monoxide Detector or would like any assistance installing a detector in your home please call the Fire Department at 773-6131
Thank you and have a safe heating season.
Chief of Department