Fire Prevention Weekly Update – December 11, 2012

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  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 12/10/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Project Wildfire: A Community Approach to Surviving Wildfires
  2. Texas Fire Marshall Touts Success of Sprinkler Systems in Apartment Complexes
  3. Cal Fire offers tips for safely disposing of ash
  4. Firefighters spread festive fire safety message (UK)
  5. Scranton Firefighters Install Free Smoke Alarms (Pennsylvania)

Campus fire safety

  1. UMass Completes $27M Dorm Sprinkler Project (Sprinkler Firewatch)
  2. Fire sprinkler safety installed in all of UMASS Amherst’s residence halls
  3. Fires Campus Fire Safety Documentary Now Available for Download

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Do Schools Protect Against CO? (South Dakota)

Smoke Alarms

  1. A smoke detector could save your family (Illinois)

Sprinklers

  1. Some Condo Boards Leery Of Marketing Push For Indoor Sprinklers (Illinois)
  2. Texas Fire Marshall Touts Success of Sprinkler Systems in Apartment Complexes
  3. Sprinkler requirement raises questions for fire department (Arizona)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Project Wildfire: A Community Approach to Surviving Wildfires
  2. State Officials Urge Outdoor Fire Safety (Florida)
  3. New research will help protect communities from wildland fires

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Christmas trees, real or artificial, are a fire hazard (Michigan)
  2. Fire safety a concern with Christmas trees
  3. Don’t Let Fire Ruin Your Christmas Celebration: See How Electric Lights Can Spark a Blaze (Illinois)
  4. GA Fire Safety Commissioner Offers Safety Tips on Carbon Monoxide
  5. Ohio fire marshal urges safe holiday decorating
  6. CAL FIRE Reminds Everyone the Upcoming Winter Weather Increases Heating-Related Fires
  7. Okla. Insurance Commissioner warns of winter fires
  8. Avoid firefighters’ boots on your roof this holiday season (California)

Other Safety News

  1. Candle Fires Drop to Lowest Level in Decade; Industry Safety Standards, Consumer Education Take Effect
  2. U.S. volunteer teaches fire safety in Peru’s Amazon jungle
  3. Deadly Winecoff Hotel fire led to improved safety

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. 3-year-old rescued in Independence house fire (Missouri)
  2. Family escapes house fire in Ozark thanks to working smoke detector

 


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinklers put out fire at ASU dorm

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. World over, smart interiors key to fire-fighting in skyscrapers (India)
  2. Firefighters spread festive fire safety message (UK)
  3. Four out of ten homes didn’t have smoke alarm (UK)

 

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