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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives!

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Sec. 766.003. INFORMATION RELATING TO FIRE SAFETY AND CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS. (a) The department shall prepare information of public interest relating to:

(1) fire safety in the home;

(2) the dangers of carbon monoxide.

(b) The information must inform the public about:

(1) ways to prevent fires in the home, and actions to take if a fire occurs in the home;

(2) the need to test smoke detectors every month to ensure the smoke detector is working;

(3) replacing the battery in a battery-operated smoke detector every six months;

(4) the need to develop and practice a fire escape plan;

(5) the availability of carbon monoxide detectors;

(6) using carbon monoxide alarms as a backup to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning; and

(7) the need to properly use and maintain fossil fuel-burning appliances.

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Last updated: 10/12/2017

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