Safety alert: Preventing Carbon Monoxide poisoning
If you want to avoid a hospital visit, remember to never use gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning devices inside your home, garage, basement or any enclosed space. That includes generators, grills, and camp stoves.Make sure that when you take these things outside they are at least 20 feet from doors, windows or vents.
The South Bend Fire Department encourages you to install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home. If the alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors.
Call for emergency personnel from outdoors and stay there until they arrive.
Every homeowner in South Bend is eligible for a free carbon monoxide detector from the South Bend fire department. You can apply for yours here. You can send it to the following address:
South Bend Fire Department
1222 South Michigan St.
South Bend, Indiana 46601
You can also apply over the phone by calling the South Bend Fire Department at 574.235.9255.