Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 27, 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 11/26/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Have Safe Thanksgiving Dinner ‘Stand By Your Pan’ State Fire (Mississippi)
  2. Kids learn about smoke detectors (Michigan)
  3. Free Smoke Detectors Distributed In Tennessee
  4. Fire safety campaign under way (Wisconsin)
  5. Jefferson City Fire Department reminds of chimney fire safety (Missouri)

Campus fire safety

Inspections / Code enforcement

Smoke Alarms


  1. Sprinkler retrofit 101: Randy Safer talks about installation of sprinklers in his home(NFPA)
  2. Task force appointed to study sprinkler issue in Victor (New York)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Cape Cod second to California in wildfire risk (Firewise – NFPA)

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Inside the Fire: How to get out of your house fire alive (North Carolina)
  2. Surviving Fires: Holiday decorations ignite tragedy (Minnesota)
  3. CAL FIRE Encourages Fire Safety during Holiday Season
  4. On Your Side: Kitchen Fire Safety (Pennsylvania)
  5. Fire safety tips protect your family through the holiday season (Oklahoma)
  6. Thanksgiving and Fire Safety (Connecticut)
  7. Ohio fire marshal urges safe holiday decorating

Other Safety News

  1. Researchers Help Bay Area Firefighters Battle Hotter House Fires (California)
  2. East Lubbock House Fire Sparked By Toddler (Texas)
  3. U.S. Unintentional Fire Death Rates by State (NFPA)
  4. We put it all on the line — for you! (Michigan)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Chief: Detector saved city residents in fire (Massachusetts)
  2. Five-year-old saves family from fire (Michigan)
  3. Smoke detectors alert family to fire (Missouri)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Kitchen fire extinguished thanks to fire sprinkler (Charles County, MD)
  2. Residential sprinkler system extinguishes late night apartment fire (Normal, IL)
  3. Sprinklers stop middle-of-night apartment fire (Portland, ME)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Free safety checks for Christmas lights (UK)
  2. 70% of Donated Smoke Detectors No Longer Working (Estonia)



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