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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As fall progresses into winter and the days and nights become colder in the Ozarks, the Springfield Fire Department warns about the potential for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While carbon poisoning is a danger year-round with over 400 fatalities annually nationwide, it becomes more prevalent during the fall and winter months as heating systems are turned on again.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
Here’s what you can do to protect your family from the dangers of carbon monoxide:
Remember to check your smoke alarm monthly. If your smoke alarm is more than 10 years old, it should be replaced. You can contact the Springfield Fire Department at [email protected] or 417-874-2300 to request a free smoke alarm.
For media only: For more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.