Carbon Monoxide Detectors/Safety Tips

About Your Detector
The Elmhurst Fire Department requires that each home be outfitted with carbon monoxide detectors, in addition to smoke detectors. If your carbon monoxide detector is activated, call 9-1-1. A fire truck will be dispatched to your house that has the appropriate equipment on board to test the air in your house to make sure that it is safe. It is very important to make sure that the air quality is not dangerous and the fire department is happy to carry out this function.

Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Fire Department Administration at 630-530-3090.

Municipal Code
According to Chapter 24 of the Municipal Code, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors shall be provided:
  • Outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
  • On every floor on which a fossil fuel burning boiler or furnace is located and in the room in which the furnace or water heater is located.
  • On every floor in which sleeping rooms are heated by any type of warm air heating plant that burns fossil fuel.