From the Office of the Fire Chief

Town of Exeter New Hampshire Official Website

 

With all the snow and cold of this year, I'd like to take the opportunity to remind and warn our residents about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in our homes and businesses.  CO is produced whenever fuels such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned or invented space heaters are used.  Symptoms of CO poisoning may include headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea and vomiting, sleepiness and confusion.  Please do not ignore these symptoms, especially if someone else in the family is feeling them.  If you have any concerns and suspect CO poisoning, get out of you home and call 911.  Steps that you can take to reduce the risk of CO poisoning include clearing snow from around the vents, installing CO detector alarms with battery backup outside of bedrooms and next to your furnace or woodstove,    have your heating systems and chimneys cleaned and inspected yearly, in the event you need to use a gasoline generator locate them at least 10 feet from your home facing away from the building and never idle your vehicle in a garage.  For more information visit www.nfpa.org or www.nh.gov.co.

Also with the heavy and reoccurring snow we have been receiving, if you  have a fire hydrant in your area, assistance with keeping it free of snow would be greatly appreciated.

Stay safe and warm

 

Brian D. Comeau

Fire Chief