Free Smoke & CO Alarms
- On average, every 3.5 hours a person dies from a home fire.
- 67% of people who die from a home fire, live in housing without smoke alarms, or with smoke alarms that are not working.
- 1 out of every 5 homes doesn't have a single working smoke alarm.
- 75% of home fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation.
- Carbon monoxide or CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels do not burn completely.
- CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient. "Air tight" homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other weatherproofing can "trap" CO inside.
- Mild Exposure to CO can cause "flu like" symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
- Every year, 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
- On average 375 people die annually in the United States from CO poisoning.
Contact your Hesston Fire Department at (620) 327-4412 or 115 E Smith St to see if you qualify for receiving a free Smoke & CO alarm for your home.
The free Smoke & CO combo alarms are provided by the Get Alarmed Kansas program through the Kansas State Fire Marshal office.
Fire Prevention & Inspection