Fire Prevention Weekly Update – October 18, 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 10/15/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

Lots of great stories this week. Below is just a representative sample.

  1. The Fire Pals program focuses on delivering fire and life safety messages to the elementary school age children of the City of Maricopa (Arizona)
  2. Moss Point firefighters helping install, inspect fire alarms (Mississippi)
  3. Project Safe Holidays Aims to Arm Families Against House Fires (Nebraska)
  4. Citywide fire drill reminder (Louisianna)
  5. 21st annual smoke alarm check in Fort Myers (Florida)
  6. Firefighters teach safety with puppets, humor (North Carolina)
  7. 13 Texas Cities to Receive Smoke Alarms (Texas)
  8. Grant provides free smoke detectors to eligible homes (Wisconsin)
  9. Law firm donating 500 smoke detectors to Detroit (Michigan)
  10. Bowie firefighters start mock house fire to teach safety (Maryland)
  11. Mock house fire shows Lisbon students power of smoke detectors (Connecticutt)
  12. Hundreds show up for Great Louisville Fire Drill (Kentucky)

Campus fire safety

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Tighter regs placed on smoke detectors (Pennsylvania)
  2. Mayor Nutter signs bill requiring 10-year batteries in smoke detectors (Pennsylvania)

Smoke Alarms

  1. NC mom crusades for smoke detectors after losing her son in a fire (North Carolina)
  2. Smoke Alarms: Good, Better, Best (CPSC)
  3. Tighter regs placed on smoke detectors (Pennsylvania)
  4. Smoke detectors : Marietta officials discuss rules for businesses (Ohio)
  5. Smoke detectors, smoke alarms save lives (NBC Video)


  1. Elgin advances requirements for fire sprinklers with building code changes (Illinois)
  2. Residential sprinkler requirement in Elgin’s future (Illinois)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Program aims to lower risk of fire danger (Idaho)


Safety tips and reminders (Lots of stories this week. Here are some assorted samples)

  1. Fight fire with informed safety awareness (Nebraska)
  2. Oklahoma City safety experts offer tips to prevent house fires (Oklahoma)
  3. Escape plan a lifesaver in fires
  4. Children learn fire safety tipS (Kansas)
  5. Space heaters pose potential fire risk (Arkansas)

Other Safety News

  1. Temps Dropping, House Fires an Increased Risk (Mississippi)
  2. Firefighter Safety and Survival through Public Education (Fire Engineering article)
  3. Older Adults Learn About Fall Risk Factors and Prevention at a Community Health Forum (Florida)
  4. Historic fires paved the way for Fire Prevention Week

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke detectors saved lives of local family (Ohio)
  2. Smoke detector credited with saving residents from fire in Upper Darby (Delaware)
  3. Detroit mother credits free smoke detectors for saving her family from fire (Michigan)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system extinguishes cooking fire (Kansas)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Novelty lighters could be fire hazard (UK)


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