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Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Information for Current Hasbrouck Residents

Amanda's Law was enacted on February 22, 2010 in New York State and requires that carbon monoxide detectors be installed in all new and existing one- and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings and rentals having a fuel-burning appliance, system or attached garage. The majority of Cornell's residential buildings have internal fire suppression systems that include carbon monoxide detection.

Apartments in the Hasbrouck community have individual carbon monoxide/smoke alarm detectors installed in each unit - one for every bed, and one in the common living space of each apartment.

Cornell University's housing contract requires you to test your devices weekly and certify in the online form at the following link: .

Failure to do so will subject you to a fine of $60 for each week missed, and/or referral to the Judicial Administrator, and/or eviction.

Please test all devices and indicate that each has passed inspection by selecting "Y" in the drop down box in the "Passed?" column. If a device does not pass inspection, please indicate that by selecting "N" and provide notes in the "Comments" box. If a device requires service, contact your service center immediately or complete an online service request. Click on the "Save" button and exit the page. You're finished for the week.

How to test, inspect, and maintain your apartment's carbon monoxide detectors

Click here for an instructional video.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Normal Operation:

The red light flashes once every 30 seconds.

Weekly Testing, Inspecting, and Maintenance:

Push and hold the test button for three seconds until a short beep is heard. Release test button.

  • The alarm will then test itself for proper operation.

  • The red indicator light will flash.

  • The alarm will sound with another four beeps with the red light on followed by a quiet period, and then another 4 beeps with the red light on.

  • The unit resets itself with a final red light flash.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Trouble Condition or Low-Battery Warning:

Visit Troubleshooting your Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Important Contact Information:

Hasbrouck Community Service Center
Monday-Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

To place a maintenance/service request:

CU Police
Emergency: Dial 911

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