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Recognize home heating dangers


January 26, 2022

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, in 2017, 399 people died of unintentional non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2016, local fire departments in the U.S. responded to 79,600 carbon monoxide incidents, or an average of nine such calls per hour. In 2018 according to National Fire Incident Reporting System, Illinois fire departments responded to 8,965 incidents related to carbon monoxide. CO is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or...

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