Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 3, 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 12/03/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Partners Promote Awareness with Giveaway of Smoke Alarms – (FireEngineering}
  2. Firefighters trying to snuff out surge of fires in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas (New York)

Campus fire safety

  1. Fire sprinklers prove their worth during fire at CCU SC student housing

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Keeping fire danger down in tall buildings (Illinois)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Report: Many still don’t install, maintain smoke detectors (Maryland)
  2. Smoke detectors disconnected at scene of fatal E. Germantown house fire
  3. Smoke detectors can provide crucial life-saving seconds


  1. Janesville chief sees the potential for a future without fires (Wisconsin)
  2. The Mesa Model: Arizona community uses federal money to fund fire sprinkler projects (NFPA)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Wildfire Report Sparks Concern Over Power Line Safety (Texas)

Safety tips and reminders

  1. ‘Tis the Season…For House Fires – News Video (New York)
  2. Take action to help prevent a fatal fire in your home
  3. Space heater fire in Prince George’s claims life, puts spotlight on cold weather safety (Maryland)
  4. Keep Your Family Safe From Fire This Winter (Texas)
  5. Fire officials stress safety for Christmas decorations (North Carolina)
  6. Fire Prevention 24-7 — Remember! carbon monoxide detectors (Illinois)

Other Safety News

  1. Fire suppression systems urged in all cargo planes
  2. Space heater blamed for fatal fire (Texas)

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Smoke detectors alert family to chimney fire (California)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Fire sprinkler system saves residents at off-campus apartment (Eugene, OR)
  2. Single sprinkler head extinguishes apartment fire (Tinley Park, IL)
  3. Sprinkler puts out home fire caused by unattended candles (Ventura, CA)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Lack of working smoke detectors shocks Summerside fire chief (Canada)
  2. Provinces call proposed fire prevention building code changes unenforceable (Canada)



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