Carbon monoxide
is a silent killer.

You can’t see it.
You can’t smell it.
You can’t taste it.

Protect your home and those you love from carbon monoxide!

Install an alarm if you do not already own one. If you own one, replace it if it is more than 5-7 years old. Check the batteries to make sure it is operating property. When in doubt, replace! Consider purchasing alarms for those who do not have one.

The Movement

Currently, Indiana and Arizona do not have state statutes. Carbon monoxide can seep into a home without residents seeing or smelling anything when fuel-burning devices such as gas stoves, furnaces, fireplaces and generators are improperly used or when cars are left running in an enclosed area.

Get Involved

CO Awareness Message

Support our Mission

We are pleased to report that since our petition and CO outreach began Arizona passed a statute in 2013. As of 2015 all states, with the exception of Indiana, Kansas and Nevada now require CO alarms in all homes and some require both smoke alarms and CO alarms.

Carbon Monoxide alarm laws are still greatly needed in states where there are no statutes, as it is impossible to detect carbon monoxide without a CO alarm. Many alarms cost around $20 and need to be replaced every five years. It takes each one of us to make change possible, so please make sure you protect your own home and also those you love. We encourage you to write your Senator to let them know you believe CO legislation is important to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Host CO Awareness Event

This is a big one for us! In past years, firefighters have hosted events at dozens of fire stations across Indiana and beyond. Many stations were already hosting fire safety awareness events in early October, so have found it relatively easy to add on the CO awareness component. We’d love to get more firehouses involved each year, as well as schools, insurance agents, service groups, Realtors and more! Everyone can help us protect their communities. We have a checklist to help you make your event a success as well as a downloadable CO Event Toolkit that will give you all the promotional guides you need. We also have a limited number of free CO alarms for distribution — first come, first served.

Carbon Monoxide Event Registration


Several key partners make our carbon monoxide education and outreach work possible. We are extremely grateful to them for helping us give CO, the Silent Killer, a voice.