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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204
Click to watch Lieutenant Simmons urging all homeowners to take action as part of their
spring home improvement projects and install CO alarms in the home.
Portland Fire & Rescue Lieutenant and Assistant Public Information Officer Damon Simmons joined AM Northwest Hosts Helen Raptis and Dave Anderson this morning to discuss new Carbon Monoxide alarm rules that took effect April 1, 2011.
Back in 2009, Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3450, also known as the Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act, requiring the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source. The rules began to take effect on July 1, 2010. The purpose of the bill is to reduce deaths and poisonings from carbon monoxide.
Oregon law requires carbon monoxide alarms to be installed following specific House Bill 3450 implementation dates:
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2,100 people die each year of carbon monoxide poisoning. Fire agencies statewide, including Portland Fire & Rescue, are making every effort to educate Oregonians about the requirements of the bill and importance of installing carbon monoxide alarms. Learn more about the new Oregon Law and resources that can help with compliance here.
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April 5, 2011