Fire Prevention Weekly Update – June 29, 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 06/25/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Fifth-graders learn safety lessons during annual event –

 


Campus fire safety

  1. Bristol, Tenn., residents can schedule free home fire safety checks – (Tennessee) As part of a push to reduce the risk of dying in a fatal house fire, the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department is offering free home fire safety checks.

     


Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Woodside: Town weighs new mandates for fire-resistant building (California) The ordinance, which passed on a unanimous vote with members Anne Kasten and Dave Burow absent, amends the state fire code already adopted by the …
  2. Sky lanterns pose threat as summer, wildfire season begins (Washington) – … with the Seattle Fire Department said the fire marshal has denied several permit requests for sky lanterns because they would violate several city fire codes .
  3. Gov. Chafee signs R.I. fire code revisions into law (Rhode Island) – Governor Chafee has signed into law the first major revisions to the state fire code since the aftermath of the deadly Station nightclub fire in …

Smoke Alarms

  1. How many smoke alarms do you really have?
  2. Smartphone app can detect and report fires – The hardware attaches to a ceiling or wall, like a regular smoke detector . … at least once, then mark your favorite words and phrases and they’ll be saved to your starred list. …

Sprinklers

  1. Maryland sprinkler law gets thumbs-down from Allegany County officials
  2. Article in NJ League of Municipalities magazine highlights benefits of fire sprinkler requirements to communitiesRetired Chief John Lightbody, Commissioner, NJ State Fire Safety Commission, and member of the NJ Fire Sprinkler Coalition wrote an article highlitghting the negative impact posed by lightweight construction and the importance of home fire sprinkler requirements in offsetting the dangers to firefighters and protecting life and property in the context of providing monetary savings for communities. The article is published in the June 2012 edition of the NJ State League of Municipalities magazine and follows…
  3. Gurnee Passes Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance – In the end, the Village Board understood the importance of the life-safety protection that fire sprinklers provide in homes,” Lia notes. “With this fire sprinkler …
  4. Home builders concerned about Johnston sprinkler requirements – during a City Council meeting June 18.The City Council took steps to adopt the 2009 International Fire Code , which would allow Pioneer

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Woodside: Town weighs new mandates for fire-resistant building (California) The ordinance, which passed on a unanimous vote with members Anne Kasten and Dave Burow absent, amends the state fire code already adopted by the …

 


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Lorene Bartos: Grilling safety – Charcoal should never be burned in a home , tent, vehicle or camper. Even with … Never put the hot coals container near the house or other items that may catch fire. Fire pits … Fire safety is also important when using the fire pits.


Other Safety News

  1. What are a landlord’s fire safety responsibilities? (Maryland) – What responsibility does your landlord have in keeping you safe against fires? Make sure you know your rights. Here are several things your landlord must do to …
  2. Missouri’s State Fire Marshal offers tips for fireworks safety – “The use of fireworks by individuals risks injury to the user and onlookers as well as well as posing a fire hazard for surrounding structures. This year’s extremely …
  3. Brown administration studies fire-retardant toxicity (California) – .. Insulation to study California’s four-decade-old fire standards . The goal is to reduce the application of ubiquitous chemicals designed to suppress home fires.
  4. Smartphone app can detect and report fires – The hardware attaches to a ceiling or wall, like a regular smoke detector . … at least once, then mark your favorite words and phrases and they’ll be saved to your starred list. …

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke Detectors, Neighbor Credited in Fire Rescue

 


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Residential fire sprinkler system successfully extinguishes house fire (Lake Havasu City, CO) Lake Havasu City Fire Department responded to a fire early Sunday at a newly constructed residence.  During the fire, the home’s fire protection system successfully doused flames inside the home after two fire sprinkler heads were activated, one in a hallway and the second within a bedroom.  The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is considered arson and there are no suspects at this time, fire officials said Sunday.
  2. Sprinkler System Contains Fire at Senior Apartment Complex (Eau Claire, WI) No one was hurt in a fire Monday afternoon at a senior apartment complex and nursing home on the city’s far northwest side. An investigation determined the fire was caused by boxes that had been left on a stove while the occupant was in the process of moving. The fire was contained to the stove and cabinets above. It was doused by the sprinkler system.
  3. Sprinkler system puts out apartment fire – An apartment was saved after its sprinkler system kicked in and extinguished a fire in a laundry basket in a bathroom.
  4. Sprinkler system prevents apartment fire from spreading beyond kitchen (Green Valley, AZ)

 


Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Fire officers push for sprinklers in new homes – Smoke alarms can save lives but chief fire officers say if sprinklers were used as … Chief fire officers are campaigning to get sprinkler systems fitted in all new …
  2. Firefighters checking smoke alarms – Since the program began in 2004, there has been an improvement in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code . “Every day we see the benefits of having a working
  3. Call for more sprinklers and other news – The Chief Fire Officer for Devon and Somerset is campaigning for the installation of sprinkler systems in all new domestic and commercial premises. A statement said ‘smoke alarms can save lives but if sprinklers were used as …

 

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