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On February 27th 1992, my wife and I experienced the most amazing feeling we could have ever imagined, the birth of our daughter Amanda. It was love that was stronger than anything that we had ever felt before. Through the years as Amanda grew, we enjoyed every second, being involved with her school, sports and friends. Amanda was our life, and she always knew how to make us smile. As Amanda grew older our bond grew stronger each day, and there was nothing we wouldn't do for her.

On January 17th 2009 our life as we knew it came to an end. We received a phone call at 8:30 that morning telling us that Amanda was sick, so my wife and I went to pick her up from a friend’s house. Upon arrival, we saw many emergency vehicles around the house. We didn't know what was going on until we pulled up behind the ambulance and saw that they were performing CPR on Amanda. It's an image I still can't get out of my head and haunts me every night when I try to close my eyes. Prior to that night, Amanda had such a busy week with school, work and other events. She asked us if would be okay if she slept over at her friend's house and of course we agreed, feeling she had earned it. In retrospect, the worst decision we ever made! When we arrived at Mercy Hospital we were told what had happened at the house, and then they explained that Amanda had suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, and could not be saved. continued...

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After the tragic loss of our only daughter Amanda from carbon monoxide poisoning, we have been compelled to create the Amanda Hansen Foundation.

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Our Mission
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. Click here for links to more...
Amanda's Law

Effective February 22, 2010, a new law went into effect in New York to help protect families from the #1 cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the US, carbon monoxide (CO).

The new law requires the following:

•CO Alarms must be installed in ALL NEW AND EXISTING one and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings and rentals having any fuel-burning appliance, system or attached garage.

•The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends CO Alarms be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

•To comply with the law, CO alarms must be listed to comply with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2034 or CSA (Canadian Standards Association) 6.19 and installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

•CO Alarms should be replaced every five (5) years in order to benefit from the latest technology and upgrades. Also the Carbon Monoxide sensors inside the alarm unit can wear out over time.
How many CO Alarms should I have in my home to best protect my family?

# of Levels X # of bedrooms = (# of Alarms you should have)Example: A two story home with a basement and three bedrooms should have six (6) CO Alarms.


For the text of Amanda's Law, please see http://www.dos.state.ny.us/code/COAlarm.htm



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