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Firefighters say it`s also a good time to vacuum alarms, to reduce the chances of them accidentally going off. Carbon monoxide is known as a silent killer because it`s a colorless and odorless gas, which makes having a detector even more crucial.
"Eespecially this time of the year everybody`s firing up their heating equipment you know so this is a time when we get kind of get a rise in our calls for CO detector activations," said Capt. Jesse Smith with the Bismarck Fire Department.
Firefighters also encourage people to set up a home escape plan in the event of a fire. Have two ways out of every room, a door and a window if possible.