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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania distributes hundreds of complimentary combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to Bethel Park community

Monday, October 09, 2017

Utility partners with local non-profits to promote safety; $40,000 donation provided to four non-profit organizations across Pennsylvania

Columbia Gas in partnership Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company and Bethel Park Community Foundation, distributed complimentary combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to Bethel Park families in need.

Of approximately 1,280 detectors distributed statewide, nearly 320 were available for pick-up at the local Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company at their Open House event this past weekend.

“Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, non-corrosive gas that can be a by-product of the combustion of ordinary fuels,” explained Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Health Safety and Environmental Coordinator Nicholas Joseph. “Carbon monoxide can become very poisonous if it is not vented properly and if allowed to accumulate without sufficient oxygen.”

If families missed the opportunity to pick-up a free detector, Columbia Gas has partnered with First Alert to provide a 20% discount on various carbon monoxide detectors if ordered online at www.firstalertstore.com/columbiagas. Offer expires 11-30-17.

“We need to help keep our communities safe,” said Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania General Manager Mike Davidson. “The surest way to know if there is carbon monoxide in your home is with a detector.”

“Throughout the year we respond to multiple emergency, carbon monoxide calls,” said Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company Vice President Jonathan Mark. “Because you cannot see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide it is extremely important for resident’s to have a carbon monoxide detector. Through the donation we are confident many families who could not afford a carbon monoxide detector, now have access to one.”

For more information on Carbon Monoxide safety, including what to do if carbon monoxide is in your home and steps to take if you believe carbon monoxide has accumulated, please visit www.ColumbiaGasPA.com/carbon-monoxide.

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