Fire Marshal: NCFD Responded to Two CO Incidents Sunday

The New Canaan Fire Department responded to two carbon monoxide as incidents on Sunday night caused by cars left running in the garage. The CO levels that were found in the house could be dangerous and cause serious health effects. One person was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Today’s technologies of remote staring and keyless fobs present challenges. A driver does not have to turn and remove a key from the ignition to turn off the vehicle.

Firefighters Put Out Blaze on White Oak Shade Lane Late Monday

Firefighters late Monday responded to a residential house fire on White Oak Shade Lane, officials say. No one was hurt in the blaze, which originated around 11:40 p.m. in the rear of a two-car garage and extended into an attic area above it, according to a press release from the New Canaan Fire Department. “The three occupants in the home were alerted to the fire when the smoke detector activated,” the press release said. “All the occupants were able to self-evacuate without injury. New Canaan firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire and stop any extension into the living area of the house.

New Canaan Fire Marshal: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

This Sunday November 5 at 2 am marks the end of daylight savings. We will “fall back” moving the clock to 1 am, gaining an extra hour of sleep. The New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office and the New Canaan Fire Department want to remind everyone this is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. By being proactive this also helps avoid that annoying “chirp” that inevitably starts at 3 in the morning! 

Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10 year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps indicating a low battery, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.