Kanawha County Schools has announced that it will install carbon monoxide alarms in every school and educational facility in the county. The alarms are 10-year sealed battery operated devices and KCS maintenance staff will be installing them throughout the coming weeks.
“While carbon monoxide alarms are not required for schools in WV State Code, it is one extra precaution that we can take as a county in keeping our students and staff safe,” said Kanawha County Schools Director of Safety, Ryan Bremar. “We will continue to look at ways to promote safety and security in our schools.”
The alarms emit a loud noise that will sound when the unit has detected CO levels in the air. If an alarm sounds, school administrators will follow the same procedure as they would for a fire alarm.