Watch Out for These Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is more serious and more common than most realize. Nearly 400 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning is common but not talked about until it becomes one of the 400 deaths a year.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide safety

During the regularly scheduled March 8, 2016, meeting of the Board of El Paso County Commissioners the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (RBD) has was presented with a national award recognizing its work in promoting carbon monoxide awareness and safety by the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association (COSA). The COSA 2015 “Community Guardians Award” was presented in recognition of the RBD long term commitments to carbon monoxide safety and education programs that raise awareness and help to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in our community.

Important Facts About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Home Safety

In recognition of October being Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, we recently posted symptoms and causes of CO poisoning. Continuing with information about this “silent shadow killer,” we have more important information about carbon monoxide and how to avoid it.

Carbon Monoxide and Home Safety

You probably have several carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. Chances are, you might not even notice them unless they start chirping to alert you to…

What to Do If Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

Most of the time when an alarm goes off in our lives it’s a drill or a fluke. We’ve become desensitized to them and don’t have the sense of urgency alarms are supposed to instill in us. But when your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, don’t ignore it. Carbon Monoxide alarms are alerting you to a very high level of a deadly gas you can’t see or smell. When Carbon Monoxide builds up in a space, it replaces Oxygen and can cause you to pass out. Prolonged exposure can cause brain damage and death. For your safety, follow these steps.

What to Do If Your Heater Stops Working

Furnace fails to work

When your furnace quits working, the results can be catastrophic. Zipping up your sleeping bag and shivering is usually not the best solution. So, what do you do when your furnace quits working?

ERC Helped Give Away 400 Carbon Monoxide Detectors In 2013

The Energy Resource Center helped to spearhead a Carbon Monoxide Task Force in early 2013 with the goal of increasing education about the poisonous gas and helping get CO detectors into more Pikes Peak Region homes. More than 20 organizations banded together with the ERC. In the task force’s first year, the ERC helped give away 400 carbon monoxide detectors.