Fire Prevention News – Weekly Update – June 8, 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

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Blue Jays swing fire safety messages – Toronto, Canada – Grade 5 St. David Catholic Elementary School students (bottom, from left) Noah Lalonde, Liza Wemigwans, Kristina Polegato and Sequoia Wemigwans, received Toronto Blue Jays cards with fire safety messages printed on their back during a trip to the ..
  2. Bend Fire Dept. to Provide Free Smoke Alarms – In order to help prevent fire deaths in our community, the Bend Fire Department and Fire Department Volunteers will be visiting neighborhoods throughout Bend in May and June, providing smoke alarms, batteries and home safety education for homeowners at .
  3. Local businesses provide dozens of smoke detectors – South Dakota – About 100 families ventured out on a gray and rainy Wednesday evening and attended the Bounce for Fire Safety event and smoke detector giveaway at Becky Moore’s State Farm Insurance office in Mitchell. About 100 families ventured out on a gray and …

 


Campus fire safety

  1. Campus fire safety topic of discussion in New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office is emphasizing fire safety at college campuses. The fire marshal’s office and the Center for Campus Fire Safety are co-sponsoring a conference on Campus Fire Safety and Exit Strategy from 9 am to ..

     


Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Check the Rules for Grilling on Balconies – … that outdoor grilling may not be allowed on your deck or balcony. Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin says many area cities and towns have adopted the International Fire Code , which specifically addresses outdoor cooking on multi-family decks or balconies…

Smoke Alarms

  1. Two Too Many? For Smoke Detectors, Not Even Close – Fire Chief (blog) – After all these years of writing about smoke detectors and fire fatalities, you would think that I would know which smoke alarm — ionization or photoelectric — to place in which part of my house. You’d be wrong — plus, …
  2. Bend Fire Dept. to Provide Free Smoke Alarms – In order to help prevent fire deaths in our community, the Bend Fire Department and Fire Department Volunteers will be visiting neighborhoods throughout Bend in May and June, providing smoke alarms, batteries and home safety education for homeowners at .
  3. New Canaan Fire Dept. stresses importance of smoke detectors –  Smoke alarms save lives Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms. Smoke detectors should be installed in every bedroom, outside the bedroom area and one detector on every floor.

Sprinklers

  1. Plainfield Fire Department: Dramatic Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration – The demonstration is a vivid visualization of the tremendous speed of a typical home fire and its potential for deadly destruction. Also illustrated is the vital importance of home fire safety technology that can save lives and reduce property damage.
  2. New homes to be fitted with automatic fire sprinklers from September 2013 – UK – All new homes built in Wales will have to be fitted with automatic fire sprinklers from September 2013, the Welsh Government announced today, despite a report showing it not to be cost-effective. The law will finally come …
  3. Burn survivor adocates for home fire sprinkler mandate in Pennsylvania A recent issue of Burn Support News, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors’ newsletter, features a story written by Liz Dideon Hess; a burn survivor who became a home fire sprinkler advocate in her home state of Pennsylvania. Liz joined the fire service to advocate for the fire sprinkler mandate. Liz became a member of the burn community when in 2003 she sustained her own burn injuries. For the past six years she has been the clinical social worker at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Regional Burn…

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Tips on How to Protect Your Home From Fire – The Central Fire District has a fire prevention division solely dedicated to keeping Santa Cruz County as protected as possible from the conditions that can lead to fire. Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds.

 


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Washoe County issues fire safety reminder for builders and homeowners – An example of a fire hazard in a construction zone is as simple as equipment parked on weeds or welding near dry vegetation. Also, remember to report to authorities any suspicious activities, vehicles and/or people that may be involved in starting a …
  2. Practice safe grilling this barbecue season
  3. State fire marshal warns of fireworks hazards – Illinois State Fire Marshal – The Fourth of July is more than a month away, but state officials say it isn’t too early to start thinking about firework safety . Coinciding with National Fireworks Safety Month, the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal is ..
  4. Fire Safety: Grilling and Campfires –  Knowing a few fire safety tips and following safety instructions will help everyone have a safe summer. Deputy Chief Randy Gabel, Eureka Fire Protection District, shares the following safety tips as recommended by the US Fire Administration.

Other Safety News

  1. Nationwide adoption of NIST-developed test predicted to cut death toll due to… Momentum in the states picked up in 2006 with the formation of the Coalition for Fire-Safe Cigarettes , a national alliance of fire service organizations, consumer groups, disabled rights advocates, public health practitioners, and others.
  2. Modern Materials Render Homes Quicker to Burn – One option is to install residential fire sprinklers . “They’re very cheap on new construction,” said Doug Carter, assistant fire marshal for the county. He estimated that on average, sprinkler system would cost about $1.50 per square foot in new homes, …
  3. Kids Safety And Parent Awareness –  June is National Children’s Awareness Month and an event was held on Saturday to remind people to keep their children safe. Safety officials say it all starts with educating both parents, and children. The Parkersburg Fire Department was on hand to …

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke detectors credited with saving woman’s life – Smoke detectors are credited with saving the life of a woman after her kitchen caught fire Friday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene at the home, 1129 Windsor Avenue, they found the female occupant of the home on a neighboring porch.
  2. Woman suffers first degree burns in Clovis house fire – A smoke detector helped save the life of Clovis resident when her house caught fire Saturday morning. The fire broke out shortly after 10 am at a two-story home on Burlingame Avenue near Clovis Avenue. By the time fire fighters arrived, …

 


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system stopped Lakeside Village Apartment fire before it spread – Saginaw, MI – Only two sprinkler heads activated during the blaze, O’Brien said, noting that sprinklers use about 75 percent less water to put out a fire compared to if a fire…
  2. Sprinkler douses factory fire Firefighters responding to an alarm Wednesday at Eye Kraft Optical in St. Cloud discovered a fire that a sprinkler system was controlling. The fire was in a work bench area. Damage was estimated at about $7500. No one was in the building at the time.

 


Fire Prevention News: International

  1. New homes to be fitted with automatic fire sprinklers from September 2013 – All new homes built in Wales will have to be fitted with automatic fire sprinklers from September 2013, the Welsh Government announced today, despite a report showing it not to be cost-effective. The law will finally come …
  2. Students step to the plate for fire safety – Belleville, Ontario – More than 100 students at Harry J. Clarke Public School in Belleville participated in the launch of the second annual Swing Into Summer Safety campaign Tuesday in front of the Rollins Road school.

 

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