Keeping Your Community Safe with Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Local media can keep your community safe and sound

Customize these resources and work with local media to help spread the word about carbon monoxide safety.

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Carbon Monoxide toolkit coverCarbon monoxide (CO) is called the invisible killer because you cannot see it or smell it. This poisonous gas is created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane or wood, do not burn completely. The only way to detect CO is with a working CO alarm. Use the following resources from the NFPA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a CO alarm awareness campaign in your community.

Resources for families

Talking About Carbon Monoxide Safety

NFPA reports


NFPA’s Ben Evarts discusses key points from NFPA’s “Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Incidents” report and explains why CO is dangerous.

Public Service Announcement (1/4 page)

Social media 

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