CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR LAW: CO Detector
Effective February 1, 2011, ALL one and two family buildings including owner occupied buildings will be required to have CO detectors in accordance with Wisconsin's new Carbon Monoxide Detector Law.
Three families and larger buildings in Wisconsin that have attached garages or “fuel burning devices” –gas heat, oil heat, gas dryers, gas stoves etc. had a similar law become effective last April.
CO detectors must be within 75 feet of all fuel burning device and within 15′ of each bedroom. One is required in the basement if there is a “fuel burning device” down there. They are also required in common hallways spaced no more than 75′.
Battery and plug in units are okay. Mount them on the ceiling or wall.
Please see the links tab above for more information, CO law links
Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week!
Just in time to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week, Rocket is excited to share his tips on fire safety in the newest Rules for Safety Fire video! In the video, Rocket teaches kids how to be prepared in case of a fire, what to do during a fire and when to "Stop, Drop and Roll!"
Take the time this week to make sure your family has a working smoke alarm at home, a safety plan in place and an emergency kit at the ready. View Rocket's fire safety video for more information