Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector Information & Legislation

February 27th, 2015: 
 A Day Troy Will Never Forget

On February 27th, 2015, Troy tragically lost three children due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning. It is our goal to never let this happen again. Carbon Monoxide AND Smoke Detectors save lives!!! Please be prepared in your homes. 
CO memorial

Carbon Monoxide / Smoke Detector Program

The Troy Fire Department immediately implemented our Carbon Monoxide Detector Program after the terrible tragedy on February 27th, 2015 to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again. 
If you own your home and have gas appliances/heating or an attached garage, you will qualify for our program. Please call 
937-335-2227 or email as the contact info for this program to schedule the install of your free dual carbon monoxide / smoke detector.

If you are a renter, it is the responsibility of your landlord/property owner to provide one for you according to the City of Troy Ordinance 1501.04. Please contact your landlord if you do not already have a carbon monoxide AND smoke detector.

We want to thank the Troy Foundation and others who have made contributions to this life-saving program that makes our community safer. To inquire about donating to this fund, please call 937-335-2227 .

Carbon Monoxide Legislation

The Troy City Council recently approved emergency legislation that CO detectors be required for residential rental units. Details of this legislation and important information can be found below.

CO: The Silent Killer (Fact Sheet about Carbon Monoxide)

Official 1501.04 CO Legislation

Frequently Asked Questions

As a landlord, do I need to install a CO Alarm on every level of my unit or just one?

  • While it is recommended to install one alarm per level, the minimum requirement with this ordinance is one alarm per required rental unit.

Where do I install my alarm, at the floor level or ceiling level?

  • While Carbon Monoxide is slightly lighter than air, it is best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to exact location. It is recommended to install the alarm near the bedrooms, when only installing one alarm.

What alarm do you recommend?

  • We currently are installing Combination Carbon Monoxide/Photo Electric Smoke Alarms with a ten year sealed lithium battery. However, this is our recommendation only. As long as the alarm meets UL 2034 (Underwriters Laboratories), it is an approved alarm.

CO Safety Sheet
CO Safety Sheet 2