Every home needs CO, smoke alarms

RBC I Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Smoke alarms detect and alert people to fire in its early stages, giving them the time needed to escape to safety.
Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, and oil) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel or a vehicle running in an attached garage can be sources of CO.
The Meeker Volunteer Fire Department has smoke and CO alarms available for households that do not have a smoke or CO alarm in their home and cannot afford the alarms. These alarms are for the elderly and low-income households only. Assistance installing these alarms may also be available. Please contact the Meeker Volunteer Fire Department at 878-3443 if you feel you qualify for these alarms.