Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – January 31, 2012

  1. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts
  2. Campus Fire Safety
  3. Inspections/Code enforcement
  4. Smoke Alarms
  5. Sprinklers
  6. Wildland Fire Safety
  7. Fire safety tips and reminders
  8. Other Fire Safety News
  9. Smoke Alarm Saves
  10. Sprinkler Saves
  11. International News

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Fire hazard checks underway – The city has begun an initiative to reduce the risk of home fires in Everett. Under the program, which began earlier this month, the Fire Department‘s prevention unit is traveling through the city’s neighborhoods inspecting residential properties.
  2. Fire prevention workers visit neighbors in effort to educate – David Etienne, from left, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Fairview Fire District, and Will Freer, a fire protection specialist with state Office of Fire Prevention and Control, talk with Marist College students Liz … and more
  3. Tulsa Fire Marshal Tom Recognized For Community Service Hufford works to raise awareness of fire safety by volunteering as an educational clown for the fire department. He performs for children and adults at …
  4. Fire Safety Puppet Show at Martha Washington Library Today – Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things to look into. Patch 3. Today will see sunny skies with highs reaching 47 degrees. 4. Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Grab some bubble wrap and pop away.
  5. ‘Hard-core’ fire safety: Stamford fire exposes need to plan for emergencies – Steve Waugh, first assistant chief of Easton Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, presented a fire safety session at the Easton Community Center last Thursday with Lucy Crossman, deputy fire marshal. The event was planned in response to the Christmas fire in …

     


Campus fire safety

  1. College Fires brings safety reminder to UMass Students At the top of the list of things you should do, have a working smoke detector and Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson says have an exit plan.
  2. Students don’t often consider fire safety –  When University of Connecticut senior Ryan Tabtabai went in search of an off-campus apartment two years ago, fire safety never crossed his mind. The 21-year-old Shelton native who is planning a career in medicine was most concerned about being on a bus ..
  3. Colleges look at safety in wake of tragic fire Sampson said she prints resource guides for landlords as well as students; holds regular informational sessions about the building code and fire safety for …
  4. 7 Fire Safety Tips for College Students – Three Marist College students died in a house fire on Jan. 21 in Poughkeepsie, NY, a fire that still remans under investigation. The students were living in a privately-owned home, not one affiliated with the college.
  5. UW-L dorm damaged by fire

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. State, City Officials Meet to Discuss Fire Code –  State and city officials held a private meeting at City Hall this week in an effort to iron out a bitter dispute over which fire code should govern the city’s vintage high rises. The State of Illinois has long contended its fire code should take …
  2. Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards Years after owners of high-rise buildings were ordered to improve fire safety, more than half of Chicago’s older residential towers have failed to implement …
  3. Chicago officials seek to expedite fire safety updates for high-rises – Check safety status of your building Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards Story: Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards
  4. Mass inspections underway for Super Bowl venues “So we can all get out there together and at least during the final inspection we can make sure it meets not only building code but the fire code as well,” …
  5. Officials stress fire safety for businesses –  Brunswick Fire Marshal Jose Juarbe says the most common violations he finds while doing fire inspections of businesses are typically symptoms of a strained economy. “A lot of business owners don’t realize we are trying to prevent fires from happening.
  6. Tulsa warns residents of possible fire department impersonators –  The Tulsa Fire Department is not providing this service or affiliated with a company that does fire hazard home inspections. The impersonator is claiming to be with the Tulsa Fire Department and notifying residents that the Tulsa Fire Department will .
  7. Following building codes correctly saved Canton Legion during fire – The top arrow shows a firewall which divided the building into three compartments to minimize damage in the event of a fire. The lower arrow points out drywall that was installed above the drop ceiling, which also hindered the spread of fire.

Smoke Alarms

  1. Example of how smoke detectors save lives Channel 6 is proud to sponsor the “6abc Save a Life Program,” and with next month being fire safety awareness month, …
  2. Fire Deaths Drop in City — New Smoke Detectors Working Longer
  3. Early warning of fire saves lives – According to state fire officials, most people who die in Maine fires are in a home without a working smoke detector . Most of the fire departments in Maine offer reduced-price or free smoke detectors to residents of their communities ..
  4. Recent fires show off old problem: no smoke alarms The White Hall Fire Department does distribute smoke alarms on a limited basis and conducts fire safety programs to show school children the importance of …

Sprinklers

  1. Homebuilders in Bloomington will be required to offer sprinklers … Stearns added that requiring fire sprinklers in new homes would drive those … of fire sprinkler systems to saving lives and protecting our firefighters.
  2. Home sprinkler rules widened – Newly manufactured homes placed on land in unincorporated Tehama County must have fire-sprinkler systems, the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. In a 3-0 vote, the board introduced an …
  3. Bend Fire Urges Fire Sprinkler Freeze Prevention – Building owners, residents, facility managers and building maintenance personnel that have fire sprinkler systems need to know now is the time to take the preventive measures to prevent fire sprinkler systems from freezing.
  4. Tehama County to require sprinklers in mobiles that requires all new conventional homes to install fire sprinkler systems but omits any language including manufactured homes under the law.
  5. Bill to stop sprinkler systems regs may have ripple effect on county –  The issue has been on the minds of El Paso County commissioners for at least a month, when county fire officials came to them for approval of the 2009 International Fire Code, plus amendments that address local needs. A requirement to include sprinkler …
  6. Emmitsburg church to utilize nitrogen to guard against fire Before a fire safety system was required, the church relied on fire extinguishers and volunteer fire companies. “Fire alarm systems were not required 50 …

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. State office approves new fire prevention fee; homeowners in some …– A new fire prevention fee affecting homeowners in some unincorporated areas of the state was approved …
  2. ‘Red Flag’ Fire Warning Issued For Saturday –  Late Friday morning, increasingly warm, dry and gusty conditions across the region prompted the National Weather Service to issue a “red flag” fire-hazard warning, effective from 2 am to 6 pm Saturday.

Safety tips and reminders

  1. 7 Fire Safety Tips for College Students – Three Marist College students died in a house fire on Jan. 21 in Poughkeepsie, NY, a fire that still remans under investigation. The students were living in a privately-owned home, not one affiliated with the college.
  2. Five Ways to Prevent a Mobile Home Fire Earlier this week, a Largo family of four, … 2) Smoke alarms: “Everyone should have one smoke alarm,” Weedin said, …
  3. Millburn fire chief asks: ‘Can you survive a Stamford fire?’ … a “safety professional and spent a lifetime in fire prevention,” according to news articles. I wonder if I have done enough to educate my own family.
  4. Winter Heating Safety Tips – So Takoma Park Police and the Maryland State Fire Marshal offered tips on heating your house safely in the winter. Ensure chimneys are cleaned annually or more frequently if used as the primary heating equipment. Use properly sized fireplace screens or …
  5. Fire department offers safety advice for home heating systems With these statistics in mind, the Brattleboro Fire Department urges … There should be a smoke detector on each level of your home and one in each bedroom …
  6. Heed these lessons of winter fire safety Many Livonia residents, myself included, are now getting tired of the cold weather, snow, dark skies and biting winds. These weather conditions are normal …
  7. Experts show how not to put out a grease fire – Fire prevention officer Rob Marshall said firefighters are all too familiar with grease fires that get out of hand because people instinctively douse the flames with water. “As soon as you put water on it, it explodes,” Marshall said.
  8. Wake Forest Baptist Offers Fire Safety Tips for Home Oxygen Users – The increasing use of home oxygen over the past decade has increased the number of patients suffering from burn injuries that the Burn Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has treated.
  9. Guard against potential winter spike in fire danger for homes Remembering a few fire safety tips can protect you and your home against the dangers of fire during winter months, according to an organization representing …

Other Fire Safety News

  1. Fire fatalities in Ohio reach 25-year low in 2011 “Smoke alarms are proven to save lives,” said State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers … The State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends working smoke alarms on every …
  2. Local cities awarded fire safety grants – Nearly a million dollars in fire safety grants has been awarded to fire departments in two local communities.
  3. County Records Zero Fire Fatalities for 2011 – A multi-pronged effort by field operations, fire prevention , fire and life safety education and the residents of Fairfax County contributed immeasurably to making 2011 a safe and record-breaking year, according to officials.
  4. Fire safety message takes to the road The bright red converted fire engine will be used initially to push the message of Electrical Fire Safety Week, which runs until Sunday, January 29th.
  5. LFD aims for better prevention and less fires in 2012 – The department has also been helping homeowners make homes safer by providing over 409 smoke alarms as well as providing information to children and other families on the importance of safety plans if a fire does occur. “We provide the community a …
  6. How the Apollo 1 Fire Changed Spaceship Design Forever –1967, Virgil ‘Gus’ Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, the first crew of America’s manned moon program , Apollo, were suited up and strapped inside their new space capsule for a dress rehearsal of their upcoming launch — a mission to fly the …
  7. New Le Mars fire rating could trim costs –  “We’re doing more classes and more programs, plus income from fire inspections .” Businesses have requested fire extinguisher training classes from the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department to meet OSHA regulations. There were more than 82 fire extinguisher …
  8. Blazing ahead: City fire departments optimistic about reaching 2012 goals –  The Canton Fire Department hopes to further promote its fire and weather safety house as part of its goals for 2012. Above: Canton Fire Marshal Roger Bailey talks about the safety training program the fire department teaches in ..

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke detectors allowed 3 to escape fire
  2. Fire caused by unattended cooking displaces city family of 4 The family was alerted to the fire by a smoke detector about 8:45 pm Saturday in their home at 433 S. 11th St. An unidentified person had been cooking …
  3. Smoke alarm saves woman in Shrewsbury house fire –“Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service along with brigades from all over the UK campaign tirelessly to get people to install smoke alarms in their homes because we know they save lives. They are cheap to buy and easy to install. Just do it.
  4. 2 Escape House Fire In Town Of RoxburyThe woman called 911 after a smoke detector alerted her and her son to the fire. They were both able to safely exit the house but did suffer smoke .
  5. Smoke detector wakes Vancouver woman to fire Not only did a smoke detector save the lives of a grandmother and her grandchild, firefighters say, but it was a detector that Vancouver …
  6. West Chazy couple loses home in blaze The smoke alarm had alerted the West Chazy woman and her husband, Leon, to the middle-of-the-night fire at their 25 Academy St. home. Her husband jumped up, …
  7. Officials say smoke alarm saved grandmother, child

Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinklers saved life of Laconia man smoking while on oxygen – r Smoke detectors went off, but didn’t him wake up, he said. The automatic sprinkler system then went off and appeared to have wakened the man. “I would say the sprinklers definitely saved his life. The smoke alarms , even though it was going off, .
  2. Townhouse Fire Stopped By Sprinklers
  3. Sprinkler system knocks down fire in Clackamas County A sprinkler system extinguished a fire that appears to have been intentionally set inside a former Black Angus location in the Oak …
  4. Residential Sprinkler Prevents Potentially Devastating Fire – Leesburg, VA
  5. Sprinklers douse Falmouth apartment fire –  Falmouth Fire Rescue was called to 704 Main St. shortly after 10 pm Tuesday, jan. 24 for a report of a fire in an apartment. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the building’s sprinkler system was activated by the kitchen fire.

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Fire safety day a great success in Ribble Valley LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service’s SAFER Day last Saturday was an overwhelming success with nearly 11000 smoke alarms and Home Fire Safety Checks provided …
  2. Fire safety of hundreds of new Alberta houses in doubt New fire-safety bylaws were implemented in Edmonton and Calgary in response to a 2007 fire in the MacEwan neighbourhood of south Edmonton.
  3. Three-point check for fire safety – THE fire service is asking residents to introduce a bedtime check into their daily routine in an effort to reduce house fires. Humberside Fire and Rescue service is promoting three check points to keep people safe from fire by carrying out a bedtime …
  4. London Fire Brigade warns of deaths from ‘beds in sheds’ hidden …In November fire safety inspectors in Brent swooped to close a number of commercial buildings being used as living quarters by around 150 people after …
  5. Firefighter Dave Fanning launches books to spread safety message Now Dave has turned his hand to writing children’s books, as part of a mission to promote his fire safety message. He has created Phil The Fire Engine in a …

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