Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 13, 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 Safety News
  9. Smoke Alarm Saves
  10. Sprinkler Saves
  11. International News

Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles – Updated 03/12/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Wilmington Fire Department to make door-to-door visits in fire safety effort – Starting at 10 am on Thursday, March 7, members of the Wilmington Fire Department, led by Fire Chief Willie J. Patrick Jr., will be going door-to-door in the area of West Fourth Street and Washington Street to distribute fire ..
  2. Red Cross to offer free smoke detectors at Uhrichsville McDonald’s – As part of Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross will be providing free smoke alarms from 10 am to noon on Saturday, March 10, at the McDonald’s at 101 E. McCauley Drive, Uhrichsville. Households are eligible to receive one free smoke …
  3. Free Smoke Detectors Available At Fire Prevention Event This Saturday – West Virginia consistently ranks among the states with the highest fire related death rates in the nation, and planning, preparing, and protecting is the message of the weekend during an event at Grand Central Mall.
  4. City offering free home fire safety inspections – Fire officials will point out any areas of hazard and provide information about home escape plans, smoke detector testing and fire extinguisher use. Homeowners will receive a written report from the fire department, but no copies of …
  5. Area Fire Officials ‘Sound the Alarm’ on Fire Safety By Patrick Barnard Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy addresses the media during special press conference regarding fire safety on Friday at the temporary …
  6. Girls’ tragic deaths in blaze bring legacy of fire safety … bags that had a smoke detector with the girls’ names written on it, a handwritten card from the girls’ classmates and a brochure about fire safety tips.
  7. Murfreesboro Fire Department is installing special alarms for people with … – The Murfreesboro Fire Department has begun installing special alarms for those who have hearing or vision impairments. Seniors Frank and Marcia Norcom received one of the first alarms called a LifeTone HL 150 “bed shaker.

Campus fire safety

  1. No reports

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fire prevention rules become hot issue in Muskego – A new burning ordinance that makes it illegal for condominium and apartment dwellers to barbecue on their balconies or within 10 feet of any building has some Muskego residents burning mad. “My neighbors and I have a huge …
  2. The key to fire safety: Knox-Boxes – The city is in the process of ramping up its dormant fire inspection program to help address the lack of Knox-Boxes. In the coming weeks, Trautman said, business owners will begin being contacted by the fire department to have their properties …
  3. San Luis Obispo house fire raises questions about safety codes

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke detector program to help hearing impaired Stockwell said all of the fire prevention equipment for this project was made possible through a United Way Community Impact grant.
  2. Lawmakers to Debate Smoke Detector Law Many people have questioned whether the Christmas Day fire in Stamford that … out so tragically if there had been a working smoke detector in the house.
  3. Bill requires all homes to have smoke detectors – The legislation would change the state fire code and require the fire-safety equipment in order to get a certificate of occupancy. Stamford Mayor Michael A. Pavia and Fire Chief Antonio Conte joined the city’s legislative delegation in promoting the …
  4. New smoke detectors for hearing impaired – Smoke detectors save lives, but what happens if a person is hard of hearing? Thanks to a new device those with hearing problems don’t have to worry about not hearing the smoke alarm going off. A federal grant provided money for the development of a new ..


  1. Debate Rages on Sprinkler Warrant Article Salem Fire officials are blasting an article on the March 13 warrant that if passed would end a requirement for sprinkler systems for new…
  2. Firefighters dread sprinkler void in old apartments – “The biggest point right here is if this building had a fire sprinkler it would have been out. We wouldn’t have had this happen,” said Rural/Metro Battalion Chief Jeff Devlin.
  3. SC Fire Sprinkler Coalition raises awareness of home fire sprinklers at Columbia home show This weekend the SC Fire Sprinkler Coalition is participating as an exhibitor at the HBA of Greater Columbia Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show, providing education and awareness on the importance of home fire sprinklers. The participation of the coalition at this event is part of the campaign to keep the home fire sprinkler requirement in the SC building code. The coalition booth saw many visitors including; builders, contractors, plumbers, firefighters and other consumers. The feedback was very…


Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Fire hazard warning issued for area – Fire hazard warning issued for area News-Press Now The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas as well as other portions of Missouri. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring.


Safety tips and reminders

  1. State fire marshal warns home medical oxygen can be hazardous around smokers – Following two recent deaths of women in their own homes, the state fire marshal has renewed a public education campaign warning about the dangers of using oxygen in the home. According to Stephen D. Coan, state fire marshal , home oxygen played a major ..
  2. PSA: Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery – Communities nationwide witness tragic home fire deaths each year. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms: worn or …
  3. Firefighters: Fire Safety Plan is a must have in every home The house fires in Hope Mills, Henderson County and Jacksonville all show how important it is to have fire safety measures in place. For many of us, ..
  4. Fire crews send a safety message – Authorities say that working smoke detectors might have saved the lives lost in the Christmas Day fire in Stamford. Firefighters say you should have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your house, and inside all of your bedrooms.

Other Safety News

  1. Channel agony of fire deaths toward fire prevention, other safety … And again today, we must reinforce our appeals from last June that fire safety and fire prevention must be priority No. 1 in all households.


Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Seven-year-old’s actions save family It took me a minute to realize it was the smoke detector, Davis said, … Davis didn’t know it at the time, but a fire had started in the home’s master …
  2. Smoke alarm saves 2 lives A fire heavily damaged the Kiskatom home of … house at 355 Mountain Turnpike Road when she said the smoke alarm went off.
  3. Official credits smoke alarm for preventing tragedy “A working smoke alarm in this home did its job,” said Capt. Brad McCollum of the Bloomington Fire Department. “It’s a proven fact, time and again, …
  4. Smoke detectors save 2 in fire – Occupants of a converted barn at 550 Long Mountain Road in New Milford escaped an early morning fire that spread into the structure as they were awakened by smoke detectors


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinklers control apartment fire above Ardmore restaurant – Ardmore and Bryn Mawr firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in an apartment above Fellini’s restaurant late Tuesday evening. Firefighters arrived to find a sprinkler had activated and controlled the fire in cabinets above the stove.

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. 200 homes set for free fire sprinklers Scores of Derbyshire homes will get free sprinkler systems in a bid to cut … the fire service’s work to promote sprinklers in the county after the deaths…
  2. Mapping service helps fire safety work FIRE chiefs have signed up to a new on-line mapping service which plots the locations of blazes dealt with by crews so community safety work can be targeted …

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