Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 28, 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 08/27/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. City to inspect rental properties for smoke detectors (Iowa) Action follows complaints in wake of fatal fire in Bluffs
  2. Annual Governor’s Fire Prevention Day Largest in Country (Minnesota)
  3. Smoke simulator sparks fire safety skills in Gloucester County preschoolers – (New Jersey)
  4. College students learn about fire safety (New York)
  5. The WIRE-4-Safety Program has distributed more than 700 smoke alarms (South Carolina)
  6. Firefighters Save Lives With Free Smoke Detectors (Pennsylvania)
  7. Vocal smoke detectors distributed in Gorham (Maine)
  8. Town looks to ‘drive’ fire prevention to next level (Connecticutt)
  9. West Virginia Fire Departments Ask Communities to Support Fire Prevention Education

 


Campus fire safety

  1. Harrisonburg Fire Teaches Students To Be Safe (Virginia)
  2. MU, Columbia firefighters work together to increase fire safety (Missouri)
  3. 18 Questions: What You Need to Know About Student Housing (LAFD)
  4. Officials: Fire safety key for parents and students – (West Virginia)
  5. College students learn about fire safety (New York)
  6. Fire drills planned for student housing (Kansas)
  7. College students told to major in fire safety (New Hampshire)

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. City to inspect rental properties for smoke detectors (Iowa) Action follows complaints in wake of fatal fire in Bluffs

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke Alarm Distinguishes Actual Fire from Burning Food. – Video on Oak Ridge Lab research Runtime (2:11 minutes)
  2. Helena Fire Dept. advises people to use their smoke alarms (Montana)
  3. The WIRE-4-Safety Program has distributed more than 700 smoke alarms (South Carolina)
  4. Vocal smoke detectors distributed in Gorham (Maine)
  5. Task Force: Working Smoke Detectors Will Save Lives (Ohio)

Sprinklers

  1. Firefighters encourage sprinklers in homes (Indiana)
  2. Fire department to inform public about fire sprinkler systems (Iowa)
  3. LETTER: New Building Materials Deadly, Sprinklers Can Save Lives (Massachusetts)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Special Series: Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest
  2. Firewise program urges homeowners to reduce hazards (Washington)
  3. in your garden: Fire-safe landscaping (California)

 


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Fire officials offer safety tips for campfires

Other Safety News

  1. none

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke Alarm Save Short Hills Resident From Fire (New Jersey)
  2. Smoke alarm saves seven from quick-moving fire in Vancouver (Washington)

 


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler System Saves Lives in Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
  2. Sprinkler system extinguishes hotel fire (Tampa, FL)
  3. Fire sprinklers prove effectiveness in apartment complex fire (Vancouver, WA)
  4. Second Whiskey Row Fire Averted Due to Fire Sprinklers (Arizona)
  5. Garage fire contained by sprinkler system (Loves Park, IL)
  6. Sprinkler system contains and extinguishes house fire (Glen Ellyn, IL)
  7. Late night apartment fire extinguished by sprinkler system (Tucson, AZ)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Alarm campaign hits all the right buttons (UK)
  2. Family saved by smoke alarm (Canada)
  3. High-rise supers being taught role in fire safety (UK)

 

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