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EMTs on dinner break detect carbon monoxide

About 100 people at an Applebee's were evacuated; several said they felt sick but declined further treatment

Huffington Post

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. Two EMTs having dinner at an Applebee's restaurant on Long Island found themselves suddenly back on the job Tuesday night when their portable carbon monoxide detectors went off.

Justin Gau and Kyle Page told ABC 7 that their detectors went off as they were walking to their seats.

"I made Justin go outside once or twice to reset it to make sure it was functioning before we screwed up everyone's evening," Page told the station.

Read full storyCarbon Monoxide Scare At Applebee's Detected By EMTs On Dinner Break

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Robert Gift Robert Gift Friday, August 29, 2014 7:14:36 PM Well done! Smart to go outside and test for possible malfunction. Ventilation system creating negative air pressure in the building? Water heater combustion products being pulled into the building rather than exhausting up the flue?

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