Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 6, 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 11/05/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Charred clocks bring an emotional reminder that it’s Time to Test (UK)
  2. P.G. chief helps launch national fire safety campaign (Maryland)
  3. Survey Reveals Millions of American Homeowners Are Unaware of Fire Safety (PR Newswire)

Campus fire safety

  1. – Nothing to report.

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fatal fire prompts city to consider new boarding home ordinance (Texas)
  2. Fire code issues abound at Gary schools (Indiana)
  3. New state laws make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory (Washington)
  4. Report: Fire inspections lax at Providence schools (Rhode Island)

Smoke Alarms

  1. As Daylight Saving Time ends, fire safety warnings begin (California)
  2. Fall back and check your smoke detectors
  3. No smoke detectors in deadly Milwaukee fire


  1. Vernon Hills becomes 82nd community in Illinois to require fire sprinklers in all new homes (Illinois)
  2. HFSC’s Peg Paul talks about personal experience with fire sprinklers

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. What’s your wildfire IQ? (NFPA)
  2. New exhibit at garden focuses on exterior fire safety protection (Oregon)
  3. More than 1.1 million acres burned in Montana in 2012 (Montana)


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Fire Escape Plans, Smoke Alarms Help Save Lives (Michigan)
  2. Risk of Fires Increase When Temperatures Drop (Tennessee)
  3. CPSC, FEMA, and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers After Hurricane Sandy Passes
  4. It’s time to check your smoke detectors (Idaho)

Other Safety News

  1. NBC2 Investigators: Fire and synthetics (Florida)
  2. UL Converts Exclusive Fire Research into Online Training to Help Educate and Safeguard Fire Service Personnel
  3. Mobile Fire Safety center allows safe fire education
  4. Take safety precautions with you wherever you go
  5. Two weekend fires started by cooking negligence (Texas)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke Detectors Credited With Saving Tenn. Family
  2. Smoke alarm saves couple (Pennsylvania)
  3. Topeka home smoke detectors saved the lives of the residents (Kansas)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Apartment fire contained by sprinkler system (Tampa, FL)
  2. Sprinkler system extinguishes a 12th floor apartment fire (Flint, MI)
  3. Sprinklers extinguish burning couch at University of Arizona dorm (Tucson, AZ)
  4. Fire in a public housing apartment contained by sprinkler system (Jackson, TN)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Charred clocks bring an emotional reminder that it’s Time to Test (UK)


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