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  • Petitioning Senator James Arnold
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Senate District 8, LaPorte
Senator James Arnold
See response
Chair, Indiana Senate Commerce Committee
Senator James Buck
Chair, Indiana House Commerce Committee
Representative Mark Messmer
Vice Chair, Indiana House Commerce Committee
Representative Benjamin Smaltz
Chair, Arizona House Commerce Committee
Representative Thomas Forese
Vice Chair, Arizona House Commerce Committee
Representative T.J. Shope
Chair, Arizona Senate Commerce Committee
Senator Al Melvin
Vice Chair, Arizona Senate Commerce Committee
Senator Michele Reagan
District 20, LaPorte
Representative Tom Dermody

Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Homes & Multi Family Buildings

    1. Petition by

      Lindsey O'Brien Kesling Wishing Tree Foundation

In November 2010, LaPorte, Indiana native Lindsey O’Brien Kesling got her wings at the young age of 22. Her tragic death resulted from accidental exposure to unsafe levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in the Scottsdale, Arizona apartment where she lived. Lindsey's loved ones were devastated by the loss of their daughter, sister and friend...especially since her death may have been prevented had there been a carbon monoxide detector in her apartment.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, CO poisoning is the number one cause of accidental poisoning in the United States. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of CO exposure is in the home, yet 90% of American homes do not meet the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) recommendation for number of CO alarms, including 40 percent that report having zero working carbon monoxide alarms.

Help us by asking that state legislators in Arizona and Indiana join the numerous states that have passed legislation requiring CO alarms in residential homes and other types of dwellings, including Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION! Each time someone signs our petition, a respectful email will be sent to decision making state representatives and senators in Arizona and Indiana asking them to mandate CO detectors in homes and multi-family buildings! And after you have signed, please SHARE our petition with your family and friends!

Lindsey’s family and friends transformed their grief into something new and beautiful: The Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation. The LOK Wishing Tree Foundation is dedicated to honoring the fullness of Lindsey’s short life by advocating for CO prevention and awareness AND by supporting her passions: children, love/laughter, and the performing arts. You can visit our website here: www.lokwishingtreefoundation.org

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. The Times Of Northwest Indiana Supports Legislation To Require CO Detectors

      In their Oct 24 Editorial, The Times of Northwest Indiana says: "In Illinois, state law requires working carbon monoxide detectors within 15 feet of every bedroom. Indiana does not yet have such a law, but it should. Carbon monoxide detectors, installed and maintained properly, save lives."

      You can read the entire editorial at this link: http://tinyurl.com/TimeCOEditorial

      EDITORIAL: Indiana should require use of CO detectors

      Four deaths in Merrillville Oct. 12, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, brought tears to the eyes of even people who didn't know the family. Kennetha Purnell, 38, her husband, Micheal Nichols, 41, and their two children, Matthew Nichols, 13, and Morgan Nichols, 11, had just moved into their rental home in Merrillville and likely died sometime that night, police said.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Senator James Arnold responds:

      Senator James Arnold

      Dear Concerned Citizen,

      Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding your support for the mandatory installation of carbon monoxide detectors in apartment buildings.

      There is no requirement that landlords install carbon m...

    5. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kristina Sweet GRANGER, IN
      • 3 months ago

      I was briefly acquainted with the family. Lindsey was a bright, beautiful light that was put out way too soon. Her loss was negligent and so easily preventable.

    • Rachelle Reeves PHOENIX, AZ
      • 4 months ago

      At Grand Canyon University one of my classes is running a campaign to alert commuter students on the dangers of CO. One of our team members had her best friends family die in Canada from the detectors and together they passed a law to have them in homes and offices.

    • Gary Vanderlinden MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I am moving to Arizona next month, April 20145.

      • 4 months ago

      My husband being a Firefighter & paramedic for South Bend

      Fire Dept and I, a previous volunteer firefighter and 911 dispatcher, we cannot stress enough the importance in how many lives can be saved with a simple CO device. We have seen, experienced, and felt hands on, tragedies that families have gone through and we believe that this foundation can make a huge difference in the world!!!

    • Amy Jackson CHICAGO, IL
      • 5 months ago

      Lindsey was an amazing person, and no one should be taken so soon due to something so preventable. Love to Lindsey and all of her family.


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