Eau Claire (WQOW) - Firefighters say it is crucial you have a carbon monoxide detector, especially when we get a lot of snow.
Chippewa Falls Battalion Chief Jason Thom said carbon monoxide can be deadly and it's extremely dangerous because it is odorless. So, without a detector, you wouldn't know it is there.
Thom said after a snowfall you should check your furnace exhaust and make sure it is not impacted with snow.
He said every year the fire department gets carbon monoxide calls.
"If everybody has a detector within their home to get that early warning, hopefully, we can get there and help them before it turns tragic," Thom said.
Thom recommended you have a carbon monoxide detector on every floor of your home.