Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – January 30, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media. Updated each Monday morning.

  1. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts
  2. Campus Fire Safety
  3. CO Detectors
  4. Inspections/Code enforcement
  5. Smoke Alarms
  6. Sprinklers
  7. Winter Safety
  8. Wildland Fire Safety
  9. Other Fire Safety News
  10. International News

Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles – Updated 01/30/2011

Campaigns/ Fire Prevention Efforts

  1. Free Smoke Alarm Installation The outreach is funded through a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, much like the grant recently awarded in Endicott. You may recall, that helped outfit …
  2. IDPH: Smoke detectors save lives By working together with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, we hope to increase the number of working smoke alarms in Iowa homes and keep Iowa’s children …
  3. January Roundtable Responses: Public Education Response: The FDNY uses both field units and fire safety educators to foster public safety education. Fire safety literature (in numerous languages) is …
  4. Additional funds requested to continue Sound the Alarm program After receiving the materials from the Fire Prevention and Safety grant provided last year by FEMA, fire crews went door to door checking smoke detectors …
  5. Firefighters to distribute smoke alarms – A collaboration between two businesses and the Topeka Fire Department will help place 83 smoke alarms in homes of at-risk residents in the capital city.
  6. Red Cross to host fire safety event – San Antonio The American Red Cross, the San Antonio Apartment Association and Nationwide Insurance will host free fire safety awareness events at …

Campus Fire Safety

  1. Arlington Hall to go up in smoke for fire safety – At 7 pm Apartment and Residence Life and the Environmental Health and Safety Office will collaborate to teach how to safely navigate a burning building. …
  2. Winter fires preventable with safety tips “Most people in DeKalb are very conscious of fire safety,” he said. Some NIU students who live off campus say they are especially careful about fire safety
  3. Christie signs 9 bills into law, including measure to improve fire safety at … The information must include, but is not limited to, information on sprinkler systems, evacuation plans and other fire safety measures. …

CO Detectors

  1. A Silence Ice House Danger But the best protector of this silent killer in any space is a working carbon monoxide detector. “I’d definitely probably have a carbon monoxide detector in …
  2. Home heating deaths continue despite outreach programs They noted that the blaze appeared to be accidental and that the home had no smoke alarm. A week later, the Associated Press reported that two children and …
  3. Editorial: Law not only reason to install carbon monoxide detector The Green Bay Fire Department offers free carbon monoxide detectors, as well as smoke detectors, for those who qualify. Local programs such as “Project …
  4. New Statewide Law Aims To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisonings It’s recommended that a alarm is installed on every level of a home and near sleeping areas. The change has popped up quickly for residents like Barczi. …

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fire code sprinkler rule change gets 2nd OK – One vote remains by the Urbandale City Council to change the city’s fire code to allow self-storage facilities with less than 12000 square feet of space to …
  2. “Brownouts” reduce fire inspections, revenue – San Diego … to idle up to eight fire engines daily to save money has had an unintended consequence — revenue from fire inspections by those crews has plummeted. …
  3. Plastic smoking enclosures under review Assistant Fire Chief Vernon Green said the wood framing and plastic sheeting also fail to meet fire codes. “We are basically letting them maintain it …
  4. Saving Money vs. Public Safety Since the brownouts began, city fire prevention inspectors no longer get much backup from engine company members. Now, nearly a third of their work is four …
  5. Norwalk May Start Charging for Repeat Fire Marshal Inspections – Officials propose a $280 fee for follow-up fire inspections
  6. KY Legislator push for fire safety “The legislation will give the power to set building codes according to fire prevention safety codes. To set those building codes to give that power to …

Smoke Alarms

  1. YFD tests theory on smoke detectors – Firefighters want you to know it’s not just batteries that need to be checked, but also the type of smoke detector used in your home or …
  2. Sounding alarm for fire detectors – It’s been proven that alarms and detectors safe lives. According to the state fire marshall’s office, in 2010, 149 people died in fires throughout Ohio …
  3. Smoke Detector May Have Saved Family Of 7 … the residents say they were alerted by a working smoke detector, it’s the best 5 dollar fire insurance policy someone can buy, a working smoke alarm. …
  4. Smoke detectors could have saved lives in recent fires – – Surrey’s fire chief says more people are recognizing the importance of smoke detectors. But devices that weren’t working may have saved …
  5. Bridgeport Township residents can get free smoke detectors – The Bridgeport Fire Department has been awarded a $28800 fire prevention and safety grant to …
  6. Smoke detectors prevented catastrophe in Medford, official says – Properly working smoke detectors prevented what officials say would surely have been a fatal house fire this past Sunday. …

Sprinklers

  1. Sprinklers help quell Calif. fire – A house fire in Emerald Bay triggered the home’s sprinkler system, which knocked down the flames within minutes of firefighters’ arrival.
  2. Sprinkler systems are well worth the cost – While smoke detectors and alarm systems alert occupants to a fire , sprinklers actually limit fire spread and damage, typically to the room of origin. …
  3. City Council Delays Action On Sprinkler Ordinance Another 4 Weeks He said another option is to only require the sprinklers if a club is found to be in violation of fire safety requirements and then fails to fix the …
  4. Glen Ellyn eases home sprinkler requirements The board in October mandated sprinklers be installed in any house where remodeling work exceeded $200000, which is in line with the 2009 International Fire …
  5. Crews Credit Sprinkler System for Stopping Fire – Antigo fire Chief Jon Petroskey credits a sprinkler system for stopping a fire from spreading at a Langlade County business Wednesday morning. …
  6. Sprinklers can save lives of firefighters I’ve also seen the remarkable difference a residential sprinkler can make. One sprinkler head will extinguish nearly every fire that starts inside a home. …
  7. Fire sprinklers in homes & former Fire Chief Rule – Charlie Rule over 20 years ago pushed to get his bosses on the Manteca City Council to require new home builders to install fire sprinklers …
  8. Christmas fire prompts legislator to propose automatic fire sprinklers for new … – Louisville “There’s no doubt in my mind that nobody would have lost their life if they had had a sprinkler system ,” said Maj. Henry Ott, whose office recently released …
  9. KY Legislator push for fire safety “The legislation will give the power to set building codes according to fire prevention safety codes. To set those building codes to give that power to …

Winter Safety

  1. Stay Warm but Keep it Safe Some of the following fire safety tips can keep you safe during the winter months and throughout the entire year. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a …
  2. Tips For Preventing Fires in the Winter Months The Babylon Fire Department is offering up several good safety and fire prevention tips on its website. So to help residents avoid potential disaster and be …
  3. Home heating deaths continue despite outreach programs They noted that the blaze appeared to be accidental and that the home had no smoke alarm. A week later, the Associated Press reported that two children and …
  4. Keep fire safety in mind as temperatures drop Caledon Fire and Emergency Services is urging the public to keep fire safety in mind when taking steps to deal with colder winter weather. …
  5. Lancaster Fire Department provides fireplace fire safety guidance The Lancaster Fire Department offers the following fire safety steps to help keep your home heating fires safe. · Have your chimney or wood stove inspected …
  6. COMMUNITY VOICES: Winter fire safety tips – January’s winter storms have come roaring into New England like a lion, covering our SouthCoast area with another foot of snow. …

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. County adds rural fire districts Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who for years called for improving fire prevention and protection, said officials have made significant strides since the 2003 …
  2. Fire officials count on community awareness to fight wildfires The third idea the firefighters want to pursue is one-to-one education of homeowners about ways to reduce the wildfire risk around their home. …

Other Fire Safety News

  1. Extinguishing a kitchen fire Smoke alarms can alert you to a fire, and sprinklers can extinguish a blaze. Beyond that, fire extinguishers are a must, but even that might not be …
  2. Home heating deaths continue despite outreach programs They noted that the blaze appeared to be accidental and that the home had no smoke alarm. A week later, the Associated Press reported that two children and …
  3. Simple steps can keep your home safe from fire Chicago Tribune – To start, go through it with this fire safety checklist: Check smoke detectors to make sure they’re working properly and that batteries have full power. …
  4. Awarded citations for removing novelty lighters from shelves – Annapolis Staff Writer What would prompt local business owners to voluntarily stop selling a popular impulse-buy …
  5. Home fire losses rise; commercial damages fall – Mount Airy N Home fire inspections are done only at a resident’s request. The fire department does have the authority to visit commercial properties under the state …
  6. Fire Safety Tips – EL PASO, Texas — It takes four minutes and 25 seconds for the El Paso Fire Department to respond to a fire. But it’s what you do before the fire even …
  7. Coconut Creek students win $10000 for fire safety video – Orlando Some second and third graders at Coconut Creek Elementary School have lit up the web with a fire prevention video they produced, and their school will ..
  8. State Fire Marshal issues urgent warning about contaminated kerosene GORHAM, Maine – The State fire Marshal’s office is warning customers of the Lampron Energy Little Mart in Gorham about using kerosene …

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Road show as fire authority tries to save £2.5m They will also assist people in completing a survey and talk about an online home safety check. Chief fire officer Paul Hancock said: “We, like many other …
  2. Fire-safety breach: landlord ‘deserved greater sentence’ – THE SENTENCE handed to a Scarborough landlord who endangered the lives of his tenants by breaching fire regulations has been criticised. …
  3. New safety campaign targets Shropshire bin fires “Our community fire safety department identified that bin fires are a problem and took the video footage themselves to graphically show just how quickly a …
  4. Marked fall in the number of fires reported last year The SCDF attributed the drop to greater public awareness on fire safety and public education efforts. But rubbish chute fires remained a problem, …
  5. Detector statistics alarming Fire Chief Richard Miller is “absolutely shocked” at the continuing lack of working fire alarms fire prevention officers find in home inspections. …

Comments Welcomed!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.