Fire Prevention Wekly Update – September 17, 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 09/17/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Safety First: A partnership to help more people get smoke detectors (Georgia)
  2. Surprise FD to launch citywide fire-safety risk assessment of buildings (Arizona)
  3. Berks County foundation helps buy ‘burn house’ to teach fire safety to children (Pennsylvania)
  4. Berkley Public Safety Department Invites Elementary Students to Enter Posters in Open House Contest (Michigan)
  5. NFD, Domino’s Pizza team up for fire prevention (Kentucky)
  6. Firefighters to install smoke alarms (Ohio)
  7. Baltimore Fire Department Conducts Drive To Install Smoke Alarms In City Homes (Maryland)


Campus fire safety

  1. Demonstration Shows Danger Of Fire On College Campuses (New York)
  2. Fire safety tips for college bound students (Wisconsin)
  3. College fire safety (Minnesota)
  4. DeKalb council looks to define Greek housing (Illinois)

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Surprise FD to launch citywide fire-safety risk assessment of buildings (Arizona)
  2. Bellingham approves new requirements to prevent big marina fires (Washington)
  3. Can wood be used as a fire wall?
  4. City council postpones changes to fire code (Colorado)

Smoke Alarms

  1. no report


  1. Officials praise home sprinkler systems in Northbridge (Massachusetts)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Oklahoma Gardening talks Firewise (Part I)
  2. Making Your Home and Family Fire Safe (California)
  3. Disastrous wildfire era set to continue in Colorado


Safety tips and reminders

  1. NH fire officials warn: Oxygen mishaps on rise (New Hampshire)
  2. Put together your family fire escape plan (Texas)
  3. Fire safety tips for college bound students (Wisconsin)
  4. Heating and Fire Safety Tips for Cold Weather Months (West Virginia)

Other Safety News

  1. 9/11 anniversary is a reminder to be prepared
  2. Columbia Fire Department’s efforts recognized by national association (Missouri)
  3. In Fire Prevention, It’s Mind Over Money

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke alarm saves couple from house fire (Kentucky)


Sprinkler Saves

  1. Automatic fire sprinkler system extinguishes apartment blaze (New Jersey)
  2. MFRI to Test Water Misting System (Maryland)
  3. Sprinkler douses fire at Coon Rapids apartment (Minnesota)
  4. Apartment kitchen fire extinguished by sprinkler system(Decatur, IL)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Fire safety drive targets care workers (UK)
  2. Free fire safety check-up in Littlehampton could save your life…(UK)
  3. Downham family saved by smoke alarm in Capstone Road house fire (UK)



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