What should people do when the carbon monoxide alarm sounds?

When the alarm sounds, silence the alarm. Move everyone outside to fresh air and call for help from an outside location. If anyone is experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911. If no one has symptoms, ventilate the building and contact a qualified service technician. Have all home equipment that is powered by fuels such as gas, wood, or petroleum products inspected by a qualified technician. Have fuel-burning heating equipment and chimneys inspected by a professional every year before cold weather sets in.

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1. What is carbon monoxide?
2. Why is carbon monoxide harmful?
3. Where does carbon monoxide in the home come from?
4. What is a carbon monoxide alarm?
5. Are carbon monoxide alarms required in existing, owner-occupied single-family homes and duplexes?
6. What are landlord / tenant responsibilities?
7. Where in the home should carbon monoxide alarms be installed?
8. Do current rules require carbon monoxide alarms on all levels of the home?
9. What are acceptable power sources for carbon monoxide alarms?
10. What are the maintenance requirements for carbon monoxide alarms?
11. What should people do when the carbon monoxide alarm sounds?