INDIANAPOLIS — Chesterton and Porter County won state approval Wednesday (Jan. 3) for local ordinances requiring carbon monoxide detectors be installed in newly constructed residences.
Michigan City's ongoing efforts to require carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties was met with opposition early last month from the Indiana Apartment Association.
INDIANAPOLIS — A state commission is continuing to thwart efforts by Northwest Indiana communities to improve public safety by requiring carbon monoxide detectors be installed in residential properties.
The Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to reject Michigan City's carbon monoxide detector ordinance, and agreed to postpone action on a more stringent ordinance recently approved by adjacent St. Joseph County.
Indiana Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission is challenging local efforts to require carbon monoxide alarms.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - The Porter County Board of Commissioners approved a first reading of a new CO ordinance. Second reading will be Nov. 14th, please join us to voice your support
October 17, 2017 - Michigan City approves local carbon monoxide ordinance by vote of 9 to 0!
Many local firehouses are sponsoring CO awareness events in the coming weeks and months, in conjunction with Fire Safety Week. The Valparaiso Fire Department hosted LOK for in house training for their team on carbon monoxide and presented us with a donation as well! Great timing since it falls within our current Give Day campaign.
LOK Give Day Event October 6th-7th
Lindsey's aunt supports the foundation primarily because of its efforts to save lives from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.