Fire Safety



Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental nonfire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators. Other products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.


Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed. The initial symptoms of low to moderate CO poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). They include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
High level CO poisoning results in progressively more severe symptoms, including:
  • Mental confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of muscular coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ultimately death
  • Install and maintain CO alarms inside your home to provide early warning of carbon monoxide.
  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home.
  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • CO alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms. Know the difference between the sound of smoke alarms and the sound of CO alarms.



Tot Finder Fire Rescue Program



The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department participates in the Tot Finder Fire Rescue Program. Children account for over one third of the nation's fire casualties. In the confusion of a fire, families often become separated. All too frequently the result is a child trapped in his or her room, cut off from rescue. The Tot Finder Fire Rescue Program is designed to help avert this tragedy.

The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department has exterior window stickers (see sample to the left) available to our residents with small children.  The Tot Finder sticker we distribute is designed to be affixed to the exterior window of the bedroom(s) small children sleep in.

Exterior Tot Finder stickers are readily available and can be picked up at any of our five firehouses.  Please click here to view the addresses of our firehouses.  

In addition to the exterior window sticker, there is a newer version of the Tot Finder sticker that is designed to be affixed to the door of the bedroom(s) children sleep in.  Unfortunately, at this time the M-LFD is only distributing exterior Tot Finder stickers.  For additional information and to purchasing the newer version of the Tot Finder interior sticker, please click here.





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