It's Colorless, Odorless, Deadly and It Could Be In Your Home - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/28/04

It's Colorless, Odorless, Deadly and It Could Be In Your Home

It is a colorless, odorless gas that can kill you. It's called carbon monoxide and it's produced by burning any type of fuel. A reason why, it can become a major problem as people turn their heaters on during these cold nights.

Since December first the Lubbock Fire Department has responded to nine calls from people who had carbon monoxide in their homes. Royce Ethridge, with the Lubbock Fire Department says there are certain precautions you can take to protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning. He says every year you should have your heating unit checked by a qualified person. Also invest in a CO detector. Be sure to check the batteries at least once a year. He suggests picking a certain holiday so you will always remember.

A Closer Look At Carbon Monoxide
Find out more about this odorless threat that could be in your home!

Ethridge says there are some steps you should take immediately if you think you are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. "First thing is to call 9-1-1. Call us that's what we're here for. Get out of the house if really suspect there might be a problem get out of that area," says Ethridge.

Ethridge also says the fire department offers a special program for families who are in need. If you qualify, the fire department has free Co and smoke detectors that they will install in your home. For more information call Raul Salazar at (806) 775-3176 and if you would just like to have your house tested for CO call (806) 775-2635.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-02-22 06:14:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-02-23 00:39:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-23 00:38:08 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-02-23 00:37:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

Powered by Frankly