Carbon Monoxide Awareness


January is Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Awareness Month in the state of New York. William Mattar Law Offices has partnered with local nonprofit organization, the Amanda Hansen Foundation, to support awareness of this lethal gas and its harmful effects.

Amanda’s Law

The Hansen Family worked hard to get Amanda’s Law passed in 2010. This law requires that carbon monoxide alarms be installed in all new and existing one- and two-family homes, multifamily homes, and rentals having any fuel-burning appliance, system, or attached garage. Alarms must be replaced every 5 years and installed on each level of the home and outside of sleeping areas.

Donate Today

Help save lives when you make a donation to the Amanda Hansen Foundation and support them in their mission of education, awareness, and legislation. The foundation hosts several events and carbon monoxide detector giveaways throughout the year and could always use a helping hand. Click here to make a donation and learn more about the foundation.

Helping Our Neighbors: The Firm and Foundation in Action

William Mattar law offices has been supporting the Amanda Hansen Foundation for several years. It is through that community connection that one of the firm’s staff was able to reach out to the foundation and help a family in need. The staff member learned that a single mother was having trouble with furnace repairs, and everyone in the home was not feeling well. Suspecting a carbon monoxide leak, she contacted Ken Hansen.

The results stunned everyone. Not only was the furnace in dire need of being replaced, but it was leaking carbon monoxide. Had the furnace had not been replaced right away it would have released toxic levels of carbon monoxide into the air. It was determined that if help was not called in to fix the situation, the family wouldn’t have made it through the weekend. This is just one example of countless lives saved through programs and aid provided by the Amanda Hansen Foundation.