Change to Ohio’s Fire Code requires Carbon Monoxide detectors in more buildings | #ESC_LLC #FireCode #CarbonMonoxide #LifeSafety | “Carbon Monoxide is a real killer because it’s odorless, colorless, and there’s mostly no warning,” says John Larkin, Senior Partner with ESC of Greater Ohio. https://wp.me/p97JNV-xs
Larkin continues, “Code requires that buildings that actually uses fuel oil, natural gas, wood pellets, etc. be equipped with these sensors. Home are probably the most serious because people live and sleep there.”
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – It’s often referred to as the silent killer; in fact, carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 400 deaths in the U.S each year according to the CDC.
That’s why the State of Ohio is cracking down and requiring more buildings, especially those that contain fuel-burning appliances, to install life-saving carbon monoxide detectors. It’s a part of a change to the state’s fire code that went into effect on January 1, 2019.
Some places impacted include apartments, schools, rehab facilities, day cares, hotels, dorms and many more.
“We recommend to have carbon monoxide detectors just as smoke alarms: on every level and in sleeping areas. It’s that important,” Pvt Sterling Rahe said.
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