B-L Fire Department Preps for CO Detector Blitz

Friday, April 17, 2015 2:53:00 PM

The B-L Fire Department is collaborating with four other jurisdictions in the midlands on a Carbon Monoxide alarm grant.  The collaboration was organized by the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation (www.jeffreysfoundation.org).  They wrote a grant through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and received $25,000 towards the purchase of 1,000 CO alarms and 20 CO monitors.  Of these alarms 200 are earmarked for our community and the B-L Fire Department will conduct a blitz on May 2nd when volunteers will go door-to-door installing as many alarms as possible.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engines such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO.  For more information visit:



Number of Alarms Provided
City of Columbia (USC)      300
West Columbia                   200
Irmo                                      200
Batesburg-Leesville            200
Lexington County               100