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Legislation #: 951341 Introduction Date: 9/28/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/29/1995
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Proclaiming the last week of September as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

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9/28/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 951341

 

Proclaiming the last week of September as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.

 

WHEREAS, carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that builds up in your blood and will ultimately cause death. Most exposures are found to be in the home in areas such as a faulty furnace, an automobile in the garage or any faulty gas appliance; and

 

WHEREAS, the symptoms are flu like and often go undiagnosed as carbon monoxide poisoning. 1,500 people annually die due to carbon monoxide poisoning and 10,000 seek medical attention; and

 

WHEREAS, on July 9, 1995, seven year old Sara Armstrong lost her life to carbon monoxide poisoning. The parents of Sara, Guy and Celia Armstrong, are suffering a great loss and have started a campaign to help prevent others from suffering the same loss; and

 

WHEREAS, with the combined help from First Alert, Local 42 and the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department, Guy and Celia hope to see the day that every home has a carbon monoxide detector installed much like smoke detectors today; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sara Armstrong Memorial Fund has been set up to purchase detectors and distribute them to those who cannot afford them ; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby proclaim the last week of September Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof honoring the memory of Sara Armstrong and the efforts of Guy and Celia Armstrong to raise our communities awareness and to help prevent others from suffering the tragic loss of a child or other loved one.

 

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