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Fire Exit Drill

The best way to be sure your entire family is safe in the event of a fire is to develop AND practice a fire exit drill.

New Hanover Fire and Rescue will come to your house and help you:

  • Develop an evacuation plan
  • set a safe meeting location
  • Check your current smoke and CO detectors
  • Answer any of your fire safety questions and provide recommendations.

Contact us today to schedule your in-home survey.

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

CO is a tasteless odorless gas that forms as a result of incomplete combustion and be produced by stoves, automobiles, grills and your home furnace.  As the gas builds up in the house it will slowly deprive you of vital oxygen.

The symptoms of CO poisoning can include:

  • Dull headache
  • Weakness / Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision

Key steps to prevent a CO emergency

  • DO have a working CO detector, and call 911 if it goes off
  • DO Have your gas or oil furnace and water heaters serviced regularly
  • DO NOT run your vehicles, emergency power generator, or BBQ grill in closed locations like a garage
  • DO clear snow away from your Gas meter and furnace exhaust