While safety might not be the first item on your travel planning list, it’s as important on the road as it is at home. One item that may slip through the cracks is the threat of carbon monoxide, commonly known as CO. An odourless, invisible and poisonous gas, CO can be emitted by fuel-burning appliances, and it can only be detected by a CO alarm. Before your next trip, remember some easy ways to stay safe.
Private lodgings and hotels can have many variables, so read online reviews and reach out to your hosts to ask about their safety measures. For added peace of mind, pack a travel-friendly CO alarm, like the First Alert 10-year sealed battery carbon monoxide alarm, that can be placed on a tabletop to help protect you and your loved ones.
Safety at the campsite is equally important. If you’re traveling by RV, regularly check propane-burning appliances for gas leaks.
Learn more about protecting yourself on the road or at home at firstalert.ca