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Tag: carbon monoxide

CO Detector Helps Save the Lives of Ballard Couple and Their Pet

UPDATE: 5 p.m.  Seattle Police Investigators determined the cause of the CO Poisoning was accidental. The couple is recovering at Virginia Mason Medical Center. The couple’s dog was taken in by a neighbor. March 26—Firefighters rescued a couple and a dog out of a Ballard townhome full of Carbon Monoxide this morning.  Prior to the firefighter’s arrival, […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

On October 30, 2013 the Seattle Fire Department treated 7 patients for Carbon Monoxide or CO exposure. Two people were found unconscious in a residential dwelling in the 13700 block of 35th Avenue NE. When firefighters arrived on scene, the levels of CO inside the unit were 1500 parts per million (ppm). The Occupational Safety […]

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Outdoor Grilling Public Safety Tips

            Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to fires caused by outdoor grilling. As more people enjoy the summer weather and cook outdoors, the potential for an increase in grilling fires is much higher. Here are some safety precautions to prevent grilling-related fires: • For gas grills, make certain […]

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Carbon Monoxide Safety During Power Outages

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. Carbon Monoxide is found in all fires, as well as fumes produced by charcoal or gas. It is produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. CO poisoning […]

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New Regulations for Carbon Monoxide Alarms

On January 1, 2013 new Washington state regulations go into effect requiring carbon (CO) monoxide alarms in all residential dwelling units. This applies even for dwellings that don’t have fireplaces or gas-fired appliances, because these are not the cause of the most severe incidents. Following a 2006 windstorm, 250 people were treated for carbon monoxide […]

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Recent Home Fires Calls for Fire Safety Reminder

October 19–Several recent fires in Seattle serve to remind residents to pay special attention to fire safety. Over the past several days, firefighters have responded to fires caused by unattended cooking and overloaded outlets and extension cords. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe this fall season: Electrical • Avoid using extension […]

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Seattle Medics Transport 2 Men to Hospital for CO Poisoning

March 27– Seattle Fire Paramedics transported 2 male patients to Virginia Mason Medical Center after they experienced carbon monoxide poisoning. At 4:58 this afternoon, Firefighters were called to the 10300 block of Greenwood Avenue North for a report of 2 men who were overcome by the carbon monoxide. The men were operating a gas powered […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause severe illness or death. Carbon Monoxide is found in all fires, as well as fumes produced by charcoal or gas. It is produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems. Here are […]

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