Educating the community on fire and life safety is a top priority for the Department. Pelham Batesville offers a comprehensive fire and life safety educational program available at its Headquarters Station on Highway 14. The various Community Education Programs is overseen by the Departments Training and Fire Prevention Officers and are delivered by trained department personnel.
Pelham Batesville embraces the idea that helping residents locate programs and services that will help keep them safe, reduce fires and injuries and improve overall health and wellness is a priority.Fire Prevention.
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U.S. Fire Administration
Prevent Youth Firesetting National Arson Awareness Week Media Kit
About Carbon Monoxide
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide gas is a simple molecule: one part carbon and one part oxygen. Carbon monoxide comes when carbon fuel—like wood, gasoline, coal, propane, natural gas, and heating oil—fails to burn completely.
These energy sources aren’t dangerous when you burn them in an open area with plenty of ventilation. But carbon monoxide is hazardous in confined spaces—like basements, kitchens, garages, or campers.
Carbon monoxide is hard to detect without a sensor, which is one of the reasons it’s so dangerous.
Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?
Carbon monoxide is deadly because it binds with your red blood cells and starves your body of oxygen after passing into your lungs.
These are the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:
Shortness of breath
Perhaps most troubling is the similarity to cold or flu-like symptoms that are easy to ignore—shortness of breath, nausea, and mild headaches. Disorientation and unconsciousness can occur when levels of carbon monoxide reach 150 parts per million (ppm).2
Eventually, the symptoms turn lethal without treatment. Carbon monoxide is the second leading cause of poisoning in the US