The Cortez Fire Protection District reminds you to properly equip your home with a working carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be fatal when inhaled. It can be produced by any fuel-burning appliance. Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed on every level of your home and in sleeping areas, and you should have your heating system inspected annually by a qualified technician. Do your part to protect your family from this silent killer.