Firefighters find faulty carbon monoxide detector

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Units of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department responded Thursday morning when a carbon monoxide detector activated in a home.

Firefighters responding at 10:15 a.m. to the Roman and Betty Tempel home at 1435 Missouri St. found a faulty detector, according to Fire Chief John Hoppenjans.

Two trucks and 10 firefighters were on the scene 20 minutes.

Hoppenjans issued a reminder that batteries should be checked in carbon monoxide detectors just as they are in smoke detectors. Additionally, he added, the detectors themselves should be replaced with new units every 10 years.

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