ABC7 kicks off 2nd annual CO awareness campaign

October 18, 2011 1:01:27 PM PDT
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors: they're small, they make a lot of noise and ultimately they can save your life.

ABC7 is kicking off its second annual campaign to raise awareness about fire safety and the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The launch was held at San Francisco Fire Station No. 7, but departments all around the Bay Area will distribute 3,500 of the devices to people in need. In total, 3,000 smoke alarms and 500 carbon monoxide detectors will be given out.

Last year alone, 3,000 people died in home fires.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America.