Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

  1. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts
  2. Carbon Monoxide Exposures
  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

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Hundreds attend WISH-TV Fire Safety Event (Indiana)
  2. Fremont Fire Department seeking volunteers for smoke detector program
  3. Promoting prevention in Dover (New Jersey)
  4. ABC 36 And Lexington Fire Department Giving Away Smoke Detectors (Kentucky)
  5. Jackson Elementary students ‘Survive’ fire safety program (Wisconsin)
  6. Mayfield Heights Fire Department begins residential lock box program (Ohio)

Fatal Carbon Monoxide Exposures – Hurricane Sandy

  1. 2 dead. Dorchester County, MD 10/30/2012 Generator
  2. 1 dead Trenton, NJ   11/1/2012 Generator
  3. 2 dead Newark, NJ 10/30/2012 Generator
  4. 1 dead. New Brunswick, NJ 11/01/2012 Generator
  5. 1 dead. Edison, NJ 10/30/2012 Generator
  6. 2 dead. Ulster County, NY. 11/5/2012 Generator
  7. 1 dead Long Island (Oceanside), NY 11/5/2012 Generator
  8. 2 dead Carbon County, PA and Lower Macungie Township, PA 10/30/2012 Generators
  9. 1 dead Berks County, PA 10/30/2012 Generator
  10. 1 dead, Upper Merion, PA 10/30/2012
  11. 1 dead. Moscow, PA 11/3/2012
  12. 1 dead. Delaware Township, PA 11/2/2012 Generator
  13. 1 Dead, Upshur County, WV Generator

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fire code to require crowd managers at large events (Texas)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Firefighters offer smoke alarm installation, tips (Nevada)
  2. Protecting your family in a fire (New York)
  3. Smoke alarms: Not all wake ‘deep-sleeping’ children
  4. County Offers Tips on Choosing Smoke Alarms (Florida)


  1. On dead babies, emotions and sprinklers (Fire-Rescue Mag)
  2. Sprinklers: Fire Protection for the Future (South Carolina)
  3. County may require sprinklers (Tennessee)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Goats work to cut brush fire risk (California)


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Fire Tips: Be Careful Storing Gas Cans and Disposing of Ash
  2. Special Bulletin: Fire and Life Safety During Storm Recovery (IAFC)
  3. Fire division chief: Most residential fires caused by cooking (Wisconsin)
  4. This Thanksgiving Day remember to stay safe (North Carolina)

Other Safety News

  1. Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. ‘Without smoke alarm we could have been killed’ (UK)
  2. Smoke Detectors Save Residents From House Fire (Wisconsin)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. A fire at the University of Arizona was contained by sprinkler system (Tucson, AZ)
  2. Sprinkler system extinguishes fire in fourth floor high rise apartment (Houston, TX)
  3. Sprinkler system controls apartment fire (Lebanon, MO)
  4. Sprinkler system controls university dorm fire (Fredericksburg, VA)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Project Zero launched by Whitby fire services (Canada)
  2. Fire safety partnership will keep dementia victims safe (UK)
  3. Candle Fire Safety Week – Snuff Out The Fire Risk (UK)



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