Wisconsin's Carbon Monoxide Law

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The Appleton Fire Department along with the Wisconsin State Fire Chief's Association is reminding residents that a carbon monoxide detector law has been in effect since February 1, 2011.

The law requires that homes with any fuel burning appliance, which includes: stoves, ovens, grills, clothes dryers, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and fireplaces OR an attached garage are required to install a CO alarm on every floor level, near sleeping areas. Carbon Monoxide detectors in new construction must be hard-wired with a battery back-up systems. Below are a few links to help you better understand the new law.   As always if you need additional, information you may call the fire department at 832-5810.

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/air/co.htm