Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – March 21, 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 03/19/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Over 20000 smoke alarms tested in the TVOKids “Push the Button … Designed to highlight fire safety and get kids involved in the testing of the smoke alarms in their homes, the first phase of the Push the Button campaign …
  2. Fire service teams up with The Stroke Association – United Kingdom – Community Safety Education Trainer Pam Wild taught The Stroke Association staff about home fire safety and shared her expertise with them.
  3. Fifty Safer Homes in Sayville The goal was to increase the number of homes that are adequately covered by working smoke detectors and to increase fire safety awareness among its …
  4. Fairfield Fire Department educates kids on how to safely escape a fire Since the trailer has been donated, thousands of students have been educated on fire safety. Chief Vaughan says that any fire department interested in using …

Campus fire safety

  1. Fire near Ohio State campus renews call for safety … says students often face increased responsibility for the first time when entering college and urges adults to discuss fire prevention and safety.
  2. North Campus Apartment Fire Has Students Thinking About Safety An early morning apartment building fire on north campus has students thinking about fire safety.

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Relaxing fire codes on tap in Senate “The Senate has worked closely with the state Fire Safety Code Board of Appeals and Review and fire marshals from across the state to advocate for …
  2. Local officials discuss building codes Fire Chief Keith Frank said the fire department is restarting a program to inspect buildings for fire safety. In addition to helping keep property insurance .
  3. Easing fire codes for small businesses – Following the Station Nightclub fire in 2003, Rhode Island drastically increased its fire code regulation, …

Smoke Alarms

  1. Most don’t maintain smoke alarm – Australia
  2. Firefighters Installing Device To Save Deaf People During Fires Now, living in Rutherford County, fire is a one of his constant worries, … Murfreesboro Firefighters installed a sensor that detects a smoke alarm going …
  3. Smoke Detectors Save Lives The Portage Fire Department wants to remind everyone that fire safety is “everyone’s responsibility” and that properly installed and maintained smoke …

Sprinklers

  1. Oklahoma City considers fire sprinkler requirement for new homes … would require automatic fire sprinkler systems to be installed in new homes. … fire sprinklers mandatory in new construction of houses and duplexes.
  2. “He’s a fireman. He can’t be hurt.” South Carolina mother who loses firefighter son advocates for home fire sprinklers Linda Chavis of Lexington, South Carolina, lost her firefighter son in a house fire in 2001. “It is definitely a parent’s worst nightmare to receive a call saying your child has been hurt,” she says. “My first thought was no, he’s a fireman. He helps people, he can’t be hurt.” Linda’s story is featured as part of NFPA’s “Faces of Fire” campaign, a resource developed to help people and groups across the country promote the use of automatic fire sprinklers in one-…
  3. Sprinkler law amendment fails in General Assembly – Included is a provision requiring all oneand two-family dwellings to have an automatic fire sprinkler system, and each jurisdiction must adopt and enforce the regulations no later than July 1, 2012. House bill 366, introduced by James E. Malone Jr.
  4. Frostburg officials must decide on home sprinkler systems In February, representatives from the State Fire Marshal’s Office encouraged Frostburg’s mayor and council to approve the sprinkler code, saying it saves …

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Wildfire season just around the corner in UP “We are urging people to consider fire- safe alternatives, such as chipping instead of burning the debris. Chipping eliminates the risk of wildfire …

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Plan escaping from a fire emergency
  2. Firefighters warn about dangers of cooking while drinking after …They had been woken by a smoke alarm in the Kensington Court flat, … said: “The alarm woke the neighbours who realised there was a fire in the property.
  3. Tips for Fire Safety in Your Home In an instant, a fire can turn from a controlled flame to an out-of-control fire that destroys a home. That’s why the time to take action for an …
  4. Practice Fire Safety in Your Home You know what an ounce of prevention is worth? In the case of fire, it’s worth your home and everything in it. Here are seven tips to prevent fire from …
  5. Easton Fire Officials Present Home Safety Tips … tragic Christmas Day fire in Stamford doesn’t happen in Easton, members of the Easton Fire Department delivered a “Vital Fire Safety” lecture this week.
  6. Area fire officials to present safety tips The Amarillo Fire Department will bring out the Kid’s Safety House, where children can learn home fire safety tips, and the forest service will bring an …

Other Safety News

  1. Class teaches fire safety to Lejeune residents Every Thursday morning a fire safety class educates residents on how to prevent and handle a fire emergency in their home. The class includes information on …
  2. Fire department: Smoking factors into 1 in 5 fires in Greensboro If you do not have a working smoke alarm, the Greensboro Fire Department offers the alarm and installation …
  3. Frisco Fire Chief named “2011 Fire Chief of the year” Borchardt is also credited with establishing Frisco Fire Safety Town, “a facility dedicated to safety education for ‘children of all ages’ and the first of …

 


Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Three children found in house fire Cincinnati firefighters are crediting a working smoke detector for waking the father of two small children and alerting him to a small house fire …
  2. Smoke Detector Helps Tulsa Couple Escape Burning Home When Clarence Kelley woke up to the sound of his smoke alarm at the Green Acres Memorial Gardens at … Investigators still don’t know what caused the fire.
  3. Smoke alarm wakes up family during a house fire The Colleton County Fire and Rescue was called a to house fire early Friday morning on Mount Carmel Road in Smoaks. When firefighters arrived at the scene …

 


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system wards off eastern Loudoun fire A sprinkler system in an apartment building near Countryside is credited with saving residents from a devastating fire.
  2. Chief: Sprinkler Keeps Apartment Fire In Check West Des Moines fire officials credit the sprinkler system at a retirement home for putting out a fire before it could spread ..

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Over 20000 smoke alarms tested in the TVOKids “Push the Button … Designed to highlight fire safety and get kids involved in the testing of the smoke alarms in their homes, the first phase of the Push the Button campaign …
  2. Fire Service appeal to ‘stub it out’ The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the ‘Take the Leap’ campaign for No Smoking Day 2012 tomorrow by stressing the clear fire safety …
  3. Fire safety Helping to prevent fires at home Working with East Cornwall Landlord Services (ECLS), firefighters have trained sheltered housing support staff to carry out fire safety checks as part of …
  4. Fire service teams up with The Stroke Association – United Kingdom – Community Safety Education Trainer Pam Wild taught The Stroke Association staff about home fire safety and shared her expertise with them.
  5. Most don’t maintain smoke alarm – Australia

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