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Columbia Gas provides hundreds of Carbon Monoxide detectors to Westernport and surrounding communities

October 14th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. in partnership with the Potomac Volunteer Fire Company and the local County United Way, Inc. in Cumberland distributed complimentary carbon monoxide detectors to individuals in Westernport and surrounding communities. 175 were available for pick-up at the Potomac Volunteer Fire Company’s Open House event.

“Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, non-corrosive gas that can be a by-product of the combustion of ordinary fuels,” explained Columbia Gas of Maryland Vice President of External and Customer Affairs Andy Tubbs. “Carbon monoxide can become very poisonous if it is not vented properly and if allowed to accumulate without sufficient oxygen.”

If families missed the opportunity to pick-up a free detector, Columbia Gas has partnered with First Alert to provide a 20% discount on various carbon monoxide detectors if ordered online at Offer expires 1-31-20.

"We need to keep our communities safe and the surest way to know if there is carbon monoxide in your home is with a detector," said Columbia Gas of Maryland General Manager Mike Davidson.

For more information regarding the utility’s dedication to safety and community investment, visit

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