Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 4, 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 07/02/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Hundreds of free smoke alarms now available in Long Beach – The department recently received 300 units through the state Fire Marshal‘s Office. Long Beach homeowners can apply for the free alarms and the firefighters ..
  2. Firefighters introduce smoke-alarm program – Fire Lt. Chuck Eggleston announced the fundraising effort, pointing to the fact … used this acronym to describe the effort: “ Save -A-Life Smoke Alarm ” initiative.
  3. Cleveland Red Cross workers promote fire safety with free smoke alarms – Volunteers from Majestic Steel USA and ArcelorMittal Cleveland will join the Red Cross and area firefighters, walking door-to-door to install free smoke alarms.
  4. Warren firefighters launch smoke alarm initiative – The Save -A-Life- Smoke Alarm – SALSA – initiative uses donations from individuals and businesses to adopt families to receive free smoke alarms, to be installed by community volunteers. Smoke alarm applications will be distributed in the community, he said.
  5. Chagrin Falls Boy Scouts assist fire department in charitable efforts (Ohio) – For a decade, the Chagrin Falls Fire Department has served as a drop-off location for Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC); a Northeast Ohio organization dedicated to preventing burn injuries through fire education and positively impacting the .

Campus fire safety

  1. Kerry Rose Foundation Hosts Fire Safety Event –Residents are invited to a Community Fire Safety Event this Friday at Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve …
  2. EIU installing fire sprinklers, alarms in dorms – Eastern Illinois University is working this week to install new fire sprinkler systems in its dormitories.

     


Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. No report

Smoke Alarms

  1. Hundreds of free smoke alarms now available in Long Beach – The department recently received 300 units through the state Fire Marshal’s Office. Long Beach homeowners can apply for the free alarms and the firefighters ..
  2. Firefighters introduce smoke-alarm program – Fire Lt. Chuck Eggleston announced the fundraising effort, pointing to the fact … used this acronym to describe the effort: “ Save -A-Life Smoke Alarm ” initiative.

Sprinklers

  1. City panel endorses changes to sprinkler loan program – (South Dakota) Proposed changes to a city program aimed at helping commercial property owners install fire sprinkler systems moved forward Wednesday with the endorsement of the Legal & Finance Committee. Aldermen voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the second reading …
  2. Fire safety issue erupts in 2 Des Moines suburbs – (Iowa) Fire officials and developers in two Des Moines suburbs are squabbling about whether fire sprinklers ought to be required in new townhouses.
  3. Fire officials, builders spar over sprinklers – Both good news and bad news have dogged the painful issue of suicides among U.S. troops in recent months. The number of suicides is surging; this year they .

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Red Zone: Policies Put More Coloradans at Risk – “If those things burn hot, you’ve created a new fire hazard ,” Rhoades says. “You may have just moved the problem around.” In the wake of the Hayman fire, ..
  2. Defensible space: In a fire, this simple concept could save your home (Colorado)- That said, plant and fire experts have coined a phrase, just like water-wise landscaping: firewise landscaping, meaning selecting plants that are less flammable and tend not to shed combustible materials; locating flower and landscape beds a safe …

Safety tips and reminders

  1. State fire marshal: Inspect grill, use caution cooking –The Illinois State Fire Marshal is urging safety steps before enjoying the outdoor grilling season. Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis says the chef of the house should …
  2. 10 Hot Tips for Fireworks Safety – United States Consumer Product Safety Commission video on fireworks safety . … Michigan, Sgt. Jason Dumas, a fire prevention specialist, said he and his colleagues at …
  3. CAL FIRE 4th of July Safety Tips
  4. State Fire Marshal Issues Fire Works Safety Information– Louisiana
  5. State Fire Marshal Warns Ohioans To Be Careful As Conditions Get Drier– Ohio
  6. Fire safety specialists provide tips for summer grilling –Fort Belvoir’s fire safety specialists encourage residents to use caution while operating grills during the summer season.

Other Safety News

  1. Moweaqua 5-year-old gets credit for saving family from fire – Corwin was matter-of-fact in describing what he’d done to save his family. …
  2. Parents warned about cute but dangerous novelty lighters – Every year, fires are caused by children playing with lighters. Now, Consumer Reports is warning about a certain kind of lighter that is especially enticing to kids
  3. Fireman Hopes The Death Of 3 Sisters In 2007 Can Save Lives Today –(California)There was no insulation, no smoke detector ,” said Captain Pat Wills, who is haunted by what he saw in the garage that night. Even five years later, the 36-year veteran firefighter cannot talk about that fire without getting emotional.
  4. Used Mattress Fire Risk – (Pennsylvania) Kramer says the open flame standard can help save lives. “If a fire starts in a bed that you’re sleeping in we’re not going to be real successful in saving you,” Kramer says. “But we’re hoping that with compliance and together with smoke alarms , we can …
  5. Fabric softener suspected in nightgown blaze that nearly killed 9-year-old …(New York)- Fabric softener suspected in nightgown blaze that nearly killed 9-year-old girl: fire chief. Fluffy fabrics, like fleece and terrycloth, can pose a fire hazard , especially if they’ve been washed many times, fire marshal says. Using softener can add to …
  6. In Wake Of Fire That Killed Larchmont Police Captain, Light-Weight … – The man who conducted these tests told CBS 2’s Young firefighters are less likely to attempt interior rescues when light construction is present. “Once the fire extends and gets to this light-weight construction, it can and very likely will fail in a …

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Novato fire officials say smoke alarm program saved woman from …The smoke alarm had been installed by the Novato Sunrise Rotary Club under its annual program to provide smoke alarms and batteries for residents of the …
  2. Elderly Couple Escapes Fire In Norman
  3. Family of nine escapes fire at Phoenix home – Smoke detectors may have saved the lives of nine people. Phoenix Fire responded to the call around 2:30 Friday morning. The family was asleep but woke up to the beeping.

Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system contains house fire to one room (Framingham, MA) The fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m., but firefighters said the flames were contained to one room thanks to a sprinkler system, and were out just before 4 p.m., according to fire department radio communications. The fire may have been electrical, according to fire department radio communcations.
  2. Sprinkler system extinguished ninth-floor apartment fire (Wilmington, DE)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Call for more sprinklers and other news – SPRINKLERS : 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 well, the …
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