Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 10, 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 07/09/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Firefighters to Hand-Deliver Smoke Detectors After Fatal Fire – (Maryland) Anyone in the Chapelgate community who does not have a working smoke detector will get one Wednesday morning.
  2. NY firefighters set homes ablaze – to save lives
  3. National team promoting fire prevention, safety in E. Montana – At the ZooGrass fundraiser for ZooMontana, Southern rockers and headliners the Marshall Tucker Band gave attendees a quick reminder about wildfire safety and prevention. It’s not something that’s expected at a concert like that but, thanks to Kimiko
  4. Kohl’s Cares youth safety educational program takes lessons on road After learning about fire safety, visitors to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin mobile health education unit exit to Kohl’s parking lot at Northland Mall in Appleton …


Campus fire safety

  1. No report 

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. NASA, Forest Service Team On Fire Safety Agencies sign a Space Act Agreement to formalize intention to continue to use images, research projects to promote wildfire prevention and fire safety.
  2. Celebration Barn cleared by fire marshal – “The beauty of the International Fire Code is that it allows you to look for equivalencies: you can add exits, limit the number of people, put in the fire alarm system,” Reynolds said. In place of the sprinkler system, Schwab installed a smoke alarm system, lighted …
  3. A ride-along with Spokane Fire Department – Around 5 p.m., the shift started with fire marshals to enforce fire code in Riverfront Park and patrolling for fireworks offenders in South Spokane.

Smoke Alarms


  1. UL warns of counterfeit fire sprinklers – The product named Upright Pendant Fire Sprinklers , model T-ZSTZ-15 have UL and Tyco markings on the wrench boss of the fire sprinkler frame, but neither Tyco nor UL place their markings on the wrench boss. The counterfeit products also contains the ..
  2. Sprinkler requirement for townhomes to stay – Iowa The Johnston City Council moved closer this week to updating its city fire code without relaxing townhome sprinkler requirements, which a representative for area home builders had supported.
  3. Aging Populations, Increase Unemployment Contribute to Need for Sprinkler … – With more demands for fire and rescue service provision than ever before I believe it is time to build in fire safety. In short, sprinklers save lives, and used more widely they will save more lives. Recent U.K. government statistics show that fire …

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Dry conditions in Newark spark concern for fire safety –Lack of rain and high temperatures have transformed dry grasses, weeds, leaves and crops into potential fuel for fires.
  2. Be firewise: Landscape to prevent fire’s spread –“Building your home among the pine trees can be part of the allure of living Up North, but doing so may actually put your property in jeopardy,” said DNR fire prevention specialist Paul Kollmeyer recently. “Firewise landscaping techniques enhance the …
  3. Lessons learned from Grizzly Gulch Fire – Perhaps one of the biggest strides made after the Grizzly Gulch Fire was the inception of the Firewise program locally. Some efforts had been made by local fire officials prior to 2002, but the urgency in teaching the importance of wildfire safety to …
  4. NASA, Forest Service Team On Fire Safety Agencies sign a Space Act Agreement to formalize intention to continue to use images, research projects to promote wildfire prevention and fire safety.


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Cal Fire Issues Camping Fire Safety Tips – With the Fourth of July almost here, state fire officials are hoping the public is extra careful to avoid a preventable inferno.
  2. State Fire Marshal urges care with generators, nixes candles – (Illinois)
  3. State Fire Marshal – Drought conditions make grilling dangerous – (Mississippi)
  4. State Fire Marshal – Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required for Renters – (Montana) The State Fire Marshall’s Office is reminding renters and landlords that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are required by law. Montana law requires landlords to install the detectors in each home; then the tenant is responsible for maintaining them
  5. Establish a home fire safety plan –Establish a home fire safety plan People rely on fire and smoke detectors to help keep them safe in their homes. Though fire and smoke alarms are effective, a firm fire safety plan that will keep everyone calm should a fire occur could make the …

Other Safety News

  1. Newer Furniture Materials A Challenge For Firefighters –“We have a task,” said Lindsey. “We’re what we call, slaying the dragon and it’s a bigger dragon than it used to me, trust me.” Firefighters say the best thing you can do to stay safe is to have smoke detectors and sprinklers in your home. Terms and …
  2. Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Family escape house fire A smoke alarm is being credited for saving the lives of a family of three who woke to find their Merivale house on fire in the early hours of this morning.


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Home Sprinklers Saved Homes At Waldo CanyonFire
  2. Country club fire controlled by sprinkler system (Chesterfield, MO) The fire sprinklers in the building turned on in the smoke and fire, and controlled the blaze until firefighters took over. “This could have been quite a catastrophe had the fire alarm system not activated, and had the sprinkler system not controlled the fire until our arrival,” said Monarch Fire Marshal Roger Herin.


Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Stay safe while cooking, warn firefighters after rise in accidents The fire service says many of the fires are related to cooking and people not paying … Kate Graham said, “Also make sure that you have a working smoke alarm ..



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