Treat Your Gaurdians Right – Faithful Protectors

Your smoke detector and your carbon monoxide detectors standby day and night to alert you to invisible dangers that can kill you while you are sleeping.  Carboxyhemoglobin (British English: Carboxyhaemoglobin) (COHb) is a stable complex of carbon monoxide and hemoglobin that forms in red blood cells when carbon monoxide is inhaled or produced in normal metabolism. Large quantities of it hinder delivery of oxygen to the body. (Wikipedia)  This process can develop in a short period of time while you sleep and it does not allow you to wake up or gives you little time to escape.  It not so important that you understand the technical aspects of what happens it is important to take the inexpensive step to place smoke detectors in your home to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Most fire department have a free smoke detector giveaway program making it all the more practical to use this simple preventive program.  Check your smoke detector to see if it is working.  Make sure the battery is fresh.  We are going into the heating season so make sure your furnace is functioning properly as well.  Smoke detectors are reliable and a great investment.


About managingemergencies

I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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One Response to Treat Your Gaurdians Right – Faithful Protectors

  1. very good suggestions.

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