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 please go to:    

 https://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/fire_TB18-001%20Carbon%20Monoxide%20Detectors%20with%20Flow%20Chart.pdf 


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For information on fire safety, installing and testing smoke alarms, and other home safety information visit : www.homesafetycouncil.org

If you are a citizen of Bowling Green and are in need of a smoke detector, 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).

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