This display of CO detectors at Manor True Value Hardware in Bishop features a variety of alarms â battery-operated-only models, some that must be hard-wired directly into the electrical system and some plug-ins with battery back-ups. Photo by Marilyn Blake Philip
Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine brought it to the attention of the City Council at its Jan. 13 meeting that, with the exception of all-electric homes, all homes are required to have properly installed and maintained carbon monoxide detectors.
Mandated by state law as of January 2012, all single residential dwellings â single-family homes, basically â must have CO detectors. âAnyone who burns solid fuel, like propane, kerosene, pellets and wood, needs to have a CO detector on every level of their home,â Seguine explained. As of January 2013, state law requires that all multiple-family dwellings â homes in condos and apartment complexes, for example â have CO detectors, also. Two-story buildings must have a detector on each level.
Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.