Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 19, 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 11/19/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Fire department issues ‘Cold Weather Safety’ checklist (Texas)
  2. AFD checks alarms after fire hurt kids (Texas)
  3. Surviving fires: How common mistakes can lead to devastating fires (Minnesota)
  4. Canton Volunteer Firefighters, EMTs Take ‘Be Safe, Replace’ Campaign to the Streets (Connecticutt)
  5. Fire District 1’s fire safety program reaches thousands of children in October (Louisianna)
  6. Brighton Area Fire Wins Safety Award for Smoke Alarm Campaign (Michigan)

Campus fire safety

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Crowd shuts down proposal to change fire code in Camden County (Missouri)
  2. Fire codes unmet, chief won’t approve homeless shelter (Ohio)
  3. All Bloomington Rental Units Must Have Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors (Indiana)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Maine law doesn’t require functional smoke detectors
  2. West Des Moines Fire Emphasizes Important Message: Smoke Detectors Save Lives (Iowa)
  3. All Bloomington Rental Units Must Have Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors (Indiana)


  1. Amsterdam Fire Brigade: Think sprinklers! (NFPA)
  2. Firefighter injuries in the U.S. and home fire sprinkler impact on firefighter safety (NFPA)
  3. Exemptions for mandatory fire sprinklers in new homes set to expire (Ed Comeau News Alert)
  4. Home fire sprinklers debated in Rifle (Colorado)
  5. HFSC and State Farm team up to provide fire sprinklers in wounded warrior’s home (NFPA)
  6. New Fire Suppression System Protecting Monticello (Virginia)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Mobile Firewise Exhibit Educates Residents (Fire Mngt Today)


Safety tips and reminders

  1. Surviving Fires: Holiday decorations ignite tragedy (Minnesota)
  2. Holiday Cooking Tips from Gwinnett Fire(Georgia)
  3. Have some fire safety on Thanksgiving

Other Safety News

  1. Orrington struggles to move on after state’s deadliest fire in two decades (Maine)
  2. Smoking Blamed for Fire That Displaced 25 Families (Florida)
  3. State Farm Ranks Top States for Cooking Fire Claims on Thanksgiving
  4. Safety tips for frying Turkeys (Texas)

Smoke Alarm Saves


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. House fire extinguished by residential fire sprinkler system (Rosemont, PA)
  2. Sprinklers contain fire in resident’s room at assisted living facility (Taylorsville, NC)
  3. Sprinkler system extinguishes apartment fire (Wilmington, NC)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Female firefighters take it off for charity calendar (UK)



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