Fire Prevention Weekly Update – July 24, 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 07/23/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Citizen installers needed for fire department smoke alarm program – (Iowa)
  2. Fire academy educates kids about safety (Mississippi)
  3. Firefighters to distribute 400 smoke detectors (Mississippi)
  4. Fire dept., Civitans raising funds for Fire Safety Training House (Tennessee)
  5. Firefighters Deliver Free Pizza’s, Check Smoke Alarms (Virginia)
  6. National Night Out events planned for Aug. 7 (Minnesota)
  7. Safety Town Teaches South Windsor Kids Valuable Lessons (Connecticutt)
  8. Muncie Children’s Museum offers free fire safety program (Indiana)
  9. Fire safety with flowers (UK)


Campus fire safety

  1. No report 

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Boston fire overhauls smoke detector inspections to ease backlog (Massachusetts)
  2. Fire official must monitor housing for migrant workers to stay (Indiana)

Smoke Alarms


  1. Parents want sprinklers in city schools (Massachusetts)
  2. Local Fire Department Sets a Fire to Prove a Point (Missouri)
  3. Waukee City Council passes sprinkler system requirement for townhomes (Iowa)
  4. Fire Sprinkler Rules Stand as Johnston Updates Fire Code (Iowa)
  5. High-rise sprinkler debate heats up over costs (Illinois)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. America’s burning: Dazzling new map of U.S. wildfires over the past decade reveals rising menace
  2. Fire-resistive home model for wildfire defense (Colorado)
  3. State officials urge homeowners to take fire safety precautions (Oregon) With the recent wildfires raging across parts of eastern Oregon, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and Oregon Department of Forestry are urging all homeowners to reassess the steps they need to take to help protect their home from wildfire.
  4. Only you can prevent wildfires (Florida)
  5. San Diego fire chief: Prepare now for wildfires (California)


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Use common sense to be safe from fire (Michigan)
  2. Kitchen safety still important during summer months (Virginia)
  3. Tips offered for grilling, fire pit safety (West Virginia)
  4. Three overlooked home hazards and how to prevent them : blocked dryer vents (Consumer Reports)
  5. Grilling safety tips

Other Safety News

  1. Hot, dry weather spurs warning on fires (Iowa)- The recent summer heat wave is creating ‘tinder box conditions’ that haven’t been seen in the state since the 1980s, the state fire marshal said Monday. … The only fires allowed during a burn ban are controlled burns with a permit and proper supervision. Thirsty Iowa a ‘Tinder Box’ State Fire Marshal Warns
  2. TN fire fatalities rank among highest in nation (Tennessee)
  3. Greenfield Firefighter on Mission to Spread Fire Safety (Wisconsin)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Two Escape House Fire on Madison’s West Side – Residents there reported hearing smoke alarms and seeing an “orange glow” below the dryer in the basement.
  2. Two firefighters injured in Prince George’s County house fire (Maryland) The woman in the house had been alerted to the fire by her smoke alarm, and she had left the house without being injured.
  3. Fire official credits working smoke alarm for minimal damage to home (California)


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system averts disaster, one injured in apartment complex fire (Virginia) – Alarms sounded warning of fire and the smell of smoke wafted through the air of the Atlantic at Charter Colony Apartments on Thursday, July 12, in the 550 block of Coalfield Road at Charter Colony Parkway in Midlothian.
  2. Fire Extinguished Quickly At New City Bagel Shop – (New York) The sprinkler system turned on immediately and according to New City Assistant Fire Chief Jim Avaras the fire was put out within 15 minutes
  3. Family’s home saved Tuesday night by fire sprinklers (Idaho)
  4. Sprinkler system contains third floor apartment fire (Chesterfield, VA)


Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Sprinkler equipment thefts create risk- New Zealand
  2. Free fire safety checks -(UK) HOME-OWNERS from Dumbarton and the Vale are being encouraged to contact Strathclyde Fire and Rescue service and make sure their home is fully protected from the threat of fire.
  3. Fire study reveals alarming results – (Canada) Operations assistant Jody Fotherby of Penticton Fire Rescue holds a smoke detector which can help save lives by alerting people to a possible fire in a residence.
  4. Zero fire deaths goal of new initiative – (UK)
  5. Former firefighter takes cautionary message to kids (Canada)
  6. Fire safety with flowers (UK

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