Fire Prevention Weekly Update – October 2, 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 10/01/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. New program for free smoke detectors for deaf and hard-of-hearing (Texas)
  2. Phila. Fire Dept. introduces free fire safety app (Pennsylvania)
  3. Holly Springs plans door-to-door safety checks (North Carolina)
  4. NFD offering free smoke detectors (Mississippi)
  5. NFPA, The Home Depot and Kidde Team Up for Fire Safety
  6. Wilson students learn fire safety from firefighters (Wisconsin)
  7. Residents get first-hand look at how to escape fires (Pennsylvania)

Campus fire safety

  1. Dorm Room Fire Demo Teaches Baylor Students Lesson

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fire Marshal Wants To Extend New Temporary Stage Regulations (Indiana)
  2. Walker reverses course on removing electrical safety codes (Wisconsin)
  3. Gaps in fire code endanger local schools (California)

Smoke Alarms

  1. New program for free smoke detectors for deaf and hard-of-hearing (Texas)
  2. Firefighters to push the issue of checking smoke alarms (UK)


  1. Washington County commissioners opt out of home sprinkler requirement (Maryland)
  2. How is an NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler system integrated into a well water supply system?
  3. Fire sprinklers prove their worth in Glen Ellyn, IL cooking fire
  4. Fire sprinklers in homes to be debated (Nevada)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Eagle Scout focuses on fire safety project (Maryland)
  2. Fire safety group cleans up canyons (California)


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Fire safety awareness for aging adults (Maryland SFM)
  2. Home HeatingFire Safety Awareness (Mississippi SFM)
  3. Seniors at risk for fire related injuries and fatalities (South Carolina)
  4. Winter home fire safety (Wisconsin)
  5. FDNY Distributes Fire Safety Tips For Yom Kippur (New York)
  6. Merrimack FD Tips on Fire Prevention Week
  7. Fire safety recommended, as temperatures get lower (West Virginia)

Other Safety News

  1. 14-Year-Old Saves Mother From Burning Home (Colorado)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke Alarm saves the day for Merville family (Canada)
  2. Smoke Detectors Save San Jose Mother and Daughter (California)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Candle fire damages West Chester apartment (Pennsylvania)
  2. University dorm fire was extinguished by sprinkler system (Salem, MA)
  3. Kitchen fire at college dorm controlled by sprinkler system (Philadelphia, PA)
  4. Fire at senior housing complex was extinguished by sprinkler system (Shelton, CT)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Spreading the word on student fire safety (UK)


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