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Carbon Monoxide: Symptoms & Treatment

Every year on average, carbon monoxide poisoning claims over 400 lives and causes 20,000 visits to hospital emergency departments. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is formed when organic compounds such as gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood … Continue reading

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6 RV Safety Accessories

In previous articles on Vogel Talks RVing, I’ve discussed safety tips and useful items and accessories to travel with on RV road trips. Today’s post details six safety items and accessories to pack in your recreational vehicle. Fire extinguishers All … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide: Odorless & DEADLY In All Seasons

On a cool Wednesday in March this year, a couple was enjoying their RV at a KOA campground in Nashville. Their bodies were discovered by family members who traveled to Nashville to check on the couple after they were unable … Continue reading

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6 Case Studies in Preventing RV Fires

With an average of 3,100 RV fires each year, there is no shortage of news stories across the U.S. and Canada about devastating losses due to recreational vehicle fires. These fires caused seven deaths, 62 injuries, and approximately $41 million … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Awareness Day

With early November marking by the first onslaught of winter weather in most parts of the US, many states proclaim a Winter Weather Awareness Day. This offers a good opportunity to think about and prepare for adverse winter weather. Each … Continue reading

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RVers Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in 2 Separate Incidents

A 75-year-old Pennsylvania man and a Colorado high school student died of carbon monoxide gas poisoning in two separate incidents. 75-year-old Pennsylvania Man Dies from Carbon Monoxide A 75-year-old Windber, Pennsylvania, man died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your RV Dreams Go Up in Flames

Ensure your family’s safety while traveling in an RV by following these fire safety guidelines. It’s crucial to know your location so emergency responders can find you in the event of an emergency. Be aware of your location and surroundings and … Continue reading

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Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

In an earlier post I reported that five people died in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning inside a rented camper at a bike rally in Clarksville, Tennessee. Investigators said the victims appeared to have been overcome by carbon monoxide … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas—often dubbed the Silent Killer— that is toxic and the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. Carbon monoxide can kill quickly if inhaled in high concentrations and can … Continue reading

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6 RV Fires Result in 2 Deaths

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in an emergency or fire.  If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who … Continue reading

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