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Silent Knight trainings include new technologies

January 7, 2014SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell is offering introductory and advanced fire alarm training in 20 states, the company recently announced. This year's curriculum has been expanded to include Silent Knight's multicriteria fire and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as its emergency voice system. Demand for carbon monoxide detection is rising because of new legal requirements, and because it's cheaper to combine fire and CO detection in one device, according to the news...

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CO alarm saves family hours after battery change

January 2, 2014SSN Staff

MOORESVILLE, N.C.—A family here had been sick for days when, on a whim, the father of the family looked at his home's carbon monoxide detector. The battery had been installed backward, so Ted Freshwater changed it, went to sleep and was awoken hours later by a shrill alarm. CO had been poisoning the Freshwater family, and the alarm alerted the family to the presence of the toxic gas their furnace had been emitting, according to a story in the Charlotte Observer. “A matter of a couple...

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N.C. mandates CO detectors in certain hotel rooms

December 11, 2013SSN Staff

BOONE, N.C.—The North Carolina legislature recently passed a measure requiring hotels to install carbon monoxide detectors in rooms with a fuel-burning source, or in rooms adjacent to such a source, according to a recent news story. Formed when fuels burn incompletely, carbon monoxide from a pool heater was blamed for the deaths of three people earlier this year at a Best Western hotel in this town. The Watauga Democrat reported that the North Carolina General Assembly voted in 2011 to require...

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