Fire Prevention Weekly Update – September 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 09/24/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities

  1. Thousands of smoke detectors donated (Connecticutt)
  2. Kids can tour firefighters’ safety house Saturday at Franklin Lowe’s (Tennessee)
  3. 2nd Annual Campus Fire Safety Expo at UST (Minnesota)
  4. Fire kills campaign demonstrates getting less for more (UK)

Campus fire safety

  1. Illinois officials urge college students to ‘Look Up!’ for working smoke detectors (Illinois)
  2. 2nd Annual Campus Fire Safety Expo at UST (Minnesota)
  3. MU students learn fire safety at Fire Factor 2012 (Missouri)

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Special siding saves structure (Canada)
  2. Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire Codes (New York)
  3. Wearable camera for fire inspections, investigations

Smoke Alarms

  1. Grant helps West Haven buy smoke detectors for needy (Coonecticutt)


  1. Elgin considers sprinkler requirement for some new construction homes (Illinois)
  2. Fire Official Urges Passage Of Bill That Would Require Fire Sprinklers In Newly Constructed Home (New Jersey)
  3. Council split on residential sprinkler requirement (Colorado)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. LA County leads California in wildfire risk to homes (California)
  2. Hubs can create successful fire adapted communities


Safety tips and reminders

Other Safety News

  1. Community fire safety rises from tragedy’s ashes (Kansas)
  2. Misconceptions about fire safety can have deadly consequences
  3. Proposal Eases Fire-Safety Rules (Wisconsin)
  4. Fighting fire with technology (Pennsylvania)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke alarm saves residents in Cedar Falls fire (Iowa)
  2. Smoke detectors save lives (Ohio)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system makes the difference in high-rise apartment fire (Dayton, OH)
  2. Sprinklers credited with putting out nursing home fire in Sykesville (Maryland)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Fire safety visits rise across Wiltshire (UK)
  2. One in five homes without smoke alarms (Canada)
  3. Fire kills campaign demonstrates getting less for more (UK)


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