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Hunters reminded to set sights on safety by inspecting cabin heating systems

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By - Nov 19th, 2020 08:34 am

Milwaukee – Before hanging a tree stand or settling into the woods to enjoy a state tradition, We Energies urges deer hunters to stay safe by thoroughly inspecting their cabin’s heating system.

Inspecting a hunting cabin’s heating system can help avoid a dangerous or even fatal buildup of carbon monoxide. This invisible, odorless gas is created by improper venting or burning of fuel.

Safety tips
To prevent a buildup of carbon monoxide, hunters should:

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors inside their cabins, or check existing detectors to ensure they are working properly.
  • Check heating vents, flues and chimneys, and clear away any animal nests or debris.
  • Never use a portable electric generator indoors.

Hunters also should learn to recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:

  • A sudden flu-like illness
  • Dizziness, headaches or sleepiness
  • Cherry-red lips and an unusually pale complexion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A fluttering heartbeat
  • Unconsciousness

We Energies also reminds hunters to be aware of power lines and electric distribution equipment near hunting grounds.

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