What are the dangers of carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas created by home appliances, furnaces, ranges, dryers, heaters and other items that burn fuel. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headache, fatigue, nausea, dizzy spells, confusion and irritability. Increased exposure can lead to vomiting, loss of consciousness, brain damage and death.

In case of a CO alarm or suspicion of CO poisoning . . .

- Get out! Do not open windows or doors. Leave them closed so that an accurate reading can be obtained.

- Get help! Contact 911 or your local fire department.

- Stay out! Do not re-enter the premises until you are told that it is safe to do so.

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1. When should I call 911?
2. What should I teach my child about calling 911?
3. Can I call 911 if I use a TDD?
4. What should I do in case of a natural gas leak?
5. What should I do in case of a fire?
6. What are the dangers of carbon monoxide?
7. Will I receive medical information when I call 911?
8. How will my call be handled by the 911 dispatcher?
9. Should I call 911 when my utilities stop working?
10. What do I need to know to give a good description?
11. Does it make a difference if I call 911 on a cellular phone?
12. What is the non-emergency dispatch number?