Protect Against the Silent Killer: Installing Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Congratulations to the first 20 students who completed the course and received the 25 complimentary First Alert CO alarms! Their departments will receive the donated alarms in 2021 for distribution within their communities. 

It’s Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Month, and thanks to the generous support of First Alert, the NVFC is offering this course for FREE during the month of November, 2020. This course helps fire service volunteers understand the strong need for community-based CO safety education and alarm installation programs and also provides the tools and information to properly install CO alarms in the community.

This training was made possible thanks to the generosity of First Alert.

If applicable, please download any handouts before beginning the course.

Michael O. McLeieer


Lt. Michael McLeieer has been in the fire service for 25 years serving in both Michigan and Massachusetts.  He serves as the 2019-2020 President of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association, is a Past President and current Treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors and founded the non-profit fire and life safety charity E.S.C.A.P.E. Inc.
Michael has played a role in education and firefighter safety on a state and national level.  For seven years, he served as the Training and Scheduling Coordinator for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and was in charge of the statewide Youth Fire Intervention program while serving in the Massachusetts fire service.  McLeieer is a Community Risk Reduction subject matter expert and frequent instructor at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  He has presented at the Vision 20/20 Models in Fire Prevention Symposium near Washington D.C., the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, and the National Fire Protection Association’s International Conference in Chicago.
Michael is a fire safety expert for several media network affiliates including WOOD TV 8 (NBC) and WOTV 4 (ABC) in Grand Rapids, WLNS TV 6 (CBS) in Lansing and WKZO AM 590 (CBS) radio in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  In 2015, he and WOOD TV / WOTV launched the national award-winning fire safety campaign called Operation Save A Life (OSAL) in West Michigan.  OSAL provides free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and public education support to local fire departments across a 14-county region.  The alarms are installed by firefighters in high-risk owner-occupied homes.


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