Members of the Green Valley Fire District Fire Corps distributed new carbon monoxide alarms to homes in Green Valley this week. The Fire Corps purchased the alarms with an $8,000 grant from the Country Fair White Elephant. They were distributed to homes where smoke alarms were installed in the past three years by the Fire District.
“Our mission is to get smoke alarms in every home in the area,” said Chuck Hill, a Fire Corps member.
Carbon monoxide is colorless and has no odor and a CO alarm could save a resident from a trip to the hospital or worse. Homes with gas furnaces, gas water heaters and gas ranges are potential victims to carbon monoxide exposure.