Should I buy a carbon monoxide detector?

Carbon monoxide is a product of combustion produced by gas and oil-fired heating appliances, wood-burning stores, charcoal grills and automobiles. If you have any one of these you should have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector in your home. 

To help mitigate the risk of CO poisoning, it is important to make sure that heating appliances are in good operating condition and are properly vented. A plugged or partially plugged chimney can cause CO to back up into your home. Never use a charcoal grill in an enclosed building; burning charcoal emits a great deal of CO and can become deadly in a short amount of time. Do not leave a vehicle running inside an attached garage. Please also be mindful that CO can also enter the home through doorways and/or windows.

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1. How does the West Fargo Fire Department operate?
2. What services does the West Fargo Fire Department provide?
3. Can I tour the West Fargo Fire Department?
4. How many smoke detectors do you need in your home?
5. How long does a smoke detector last?
6. Should I buy a carbon monoxide detector?
7. Where do you place a carbon monoxide (CO) detector?
8. Can I smell carbon monoxide and can it hurt me?
9. Are burn/fire pits allowed in West Fargo city limits?
10. Can I light off fireworks in town?
11. Where can I light off fireworks?
12. What can I do if my neighbor is lighting off fireworks?