Fire & Emergency Careers, And Fire Safety Info/CO and camping


QUESTION: If my generator is outside of the camper while camping, do I need to worry about carbon monoxide getting in?


No worries  the CO will dissipate and not be an issue .  Much like your vehicle, CO is directed away from the passenger compartment  i would insure that the generators exhaust is no pointing at or touching the tent which would create a fire hazard  Feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have  

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QUESTION: Thank you! How come there is such a big fuss about campers needing to install CO detectors in their RVs then?

Didn't know there was a huge issue but having a CO detector is always a  wise idea.  Most CO deaths occur at night while sleeping . Have early warning to an event like CO is only logical  Living or sleeping in anything thats has the potential to cause unwanted medical issues does warrant your attention. Anything is possible and installing a  CO detector is  cheap insurance in the unlikely event of a CO release.  Again I would not lose any sleep over this  RVs are safe  Install that detector as a precaution  

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34 year veteran with the City of Overland Park Kansas Fire Department.

Overland Park,a large suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, is the second most populous city in Kansas with a population of 166,000

Overland Park ranks as one of the most progressive departments, as well as cities, in the United States. In 2006 CNN/Money Magazine ranked it 6th on it's "100 Best Cities to live in the United States". A recent 2007 article by National Geographic Magazine lists Overland Park as one of the top 50 US destinations.

Our department seems to grow daily and currently staffs approximately 160 paid fire and EMS personnel covering 69 square miles of territory with five stations. Our training facility is nothing less than state of the art with live computer controlled burn props on several floors of it's five story tower. A recently added Command and Control Center has added a new dimension to our regional wide response to large incidents.

I currently carry the rank of Captain/EMT. To this day I totally love my job and department as well as those individuals I work with. My family members include three brothers in the fire service as well as three in law enforcement. My father was a fire chief with a midwest fire department before he retired after 32 years of service.
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