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PREVENTING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
• Service all heating systems and all gas-, oil- or coal-burning appliances by a technician annually.
• Install a battery-operated and electric-powered carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
• Contact a doctor if you believe you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not use gas-powered devices such as a generator, grill or stove inside your home, basement or near a near a window or door. Generators should be operated more than 15 feet from the home.
• Do not run any gas-powered motor inside a closed structure, such as a garage.
Livonia rated among Michigan’s best in fire protection
Posted On: Dec 24, 2017
Following an extensive audit by an independent agency, the City of Livonia has earned an improved rating in fire suppression – making Livonia one of only four cities in Michigan to reach that level.
This a “Class 2” assessment also puts Livonia among the top 2% of all fire departments in the United States.
The Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification review required 18 months of examining the numerous facets that go into effective firefighting, including water supply, firefighter training, apparatus maintenance, equipment and tool testing, dispatching, fire prevention efforts, and much more.
Along with the security of knowing their community has top-quality firefighting services, residents and businesses may see another result of Livonia’s improved ISO rating – some insurance policy rates will be reduced.
While not all companies use the ISO rating, companies that do use ISO ratings can translate improved ISO ratings into better rates for customers. It may be that larger policies, like commercial and multi-residential, would see the biggest reductions. However, some Livonia homeowners could see a savings of $50 per year or more on their insurance policies due to the improve rating, which takes effect March 1, 2018.
The rating didn’t come easy. It was the culmination of collective work by the Livonia Fire Department, DPS-Water Department, and Livonia Police Department Communications/Dispatch. Each area plays a role in the rating. Fire Department operations is 50%; water supply is 40%; and Dispatch/9-1-1 Communications is 10%.