Safety Information

Smoke and CO Alarm


New Ohio Fire Code requirement effective January 1, 2019:
All new and existing “residential” occupancies are required to have carbon monoxide alarms if they have a fuel burning appliance such as a stove, furnace, fire place, or hot water heater. “All electric” occupancies are not required to have carbon monoxide detectors unless they have an attached garage. Battery operated carbon monoxide alarms are a suitable alternative to hardwired alarms in retrofit applications.  Generally, carbon monoxide alarms should be installed in each bedroom.  For additional information, CLICK HERE

Smoke alarms alert occupants to fires and help give them time to escape.  About 3 in every 5 residential fire deaths occur in homes that either do not have a smoke alarm, or do not have one that works (  For information on fire safety, installing and testing smoke alarms, and other home safety information visit :

If you are a citizen of Bowling Green and are in need of a carbon monoxide detector or smoke alarm, contact the Bowling Green Fire Division at 419-352-3651.

The Bowling Green Fire Division has numerous pamphlets on fire safety at the Court Street Fire Station (552 East Court Street).


Could you tell the difference if these two items were sitting side-by-side on a table?

Fire - Side by side comparison of Tylenol and tic tacs
Click on the picture to learn more about poison prevention.