About an hour ago, my First Alert carbon monoxide alarm went off, for no apparent reason.
I had the oven going, so I turned it off, and took the detector down and pressed the silence button, (it was beeping four times with the red light flashing), then I moved it to the window ledge outside the window. Two minutes later it started beeping again, so...I called 311 (city service hotline number) and they immediately connected me to the fire department, about three minutes later I hear sirens from a fire truck at my building, and then there are 6 firefighters with gear in my studio apartment!!!
Well...they DID get a reading for Carbon Monoxide..when they first arrived it was fluctuating then it went to zero before they left. They said not to use the stove until it can be checked.
Five minutes later the police department rang my bell.....miscommunication on someone's part....
Now I'm trying to regain focus on my studies again...but its hard to concentrate when half of NYC's civil servants have paraded through here moments ago...I'm looking around at what a miss my room is, too....
OH WELL nothing can be done about it now I suppose why fret about what I cant change.
Anyway, better to be safe than sorry, Id rather be alive than to have forgone the call because my room was a mess for company to see!!!