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Carbon Monoxide Sensors Mandatory for Fire Rescue Officials

Draeger Safety situated in Pittsburgh has developed carbon monoxide sensors to be used by fire rescue officials in Palm Beach County to protect them against potential risks of inhaling the tasteless, colorless and odorless but highly poisonous gas. The sensors last for two years.

The devices are as small as pagers, and after a case of poisoning last year, the paramedic and fire-rescue officials have been instructed to wear them on their person while responding to all calls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 400 people die of poisoning from the deadly gas each year. At present, about a third of the residences in the country have installed the sensors that actually are in working condition.


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