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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Adds Hundreds of Carbon Monoxide Detectors to Trick-or-Treat Bags in State College this Halloween

Monday, October 29, 2018

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. in partnership with the Centre County United Way and the Greater Pennsylvania American Red Cross distributed complimentary combination carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to State College families in-need during the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College.

Of approximately 1,200 detectors distributed statewide, 320 were available for pick-up at Sydney Friedman Memorial Parklet and Memorial Field during the community’s annual Halloween parade.

“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 Vice President of External and Customer Affairs Andy Tubbs. “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 Offer expires 1-31-19.

“You may not expect to pick up a home safety device during your Halloween, trick-or-treating and community festivities, but that’s exactly what we wanted to do for the families throughout Donora,” said Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania General Manager Mike Davidson. “We need to keep our communities safe and the surest way to know if there is carbon monoxide in your home is with a detector.”

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