Fire Prevention Weekly Update- December 18, 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 12/17/2012

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. The 12 days of Christmas fire safety in Clarington (Canada)
  2. Sessions Set On Distribution Of Smoke Alarms (Tennessee)
  3. Operation Save A Life to begin at Zachary Fire/Rescue (Louisianna)
  4. Republic fatal fire leads to smoke alarm giveaway (Ohio)
  5. Lake City volunteers to bring detectors (Iowa)
  6. Detroit Fire Marshals Demonstrate Christmas Tree Dangers

Campus fire safety

  1. Editorial: New sprinkler system makes UMass dorms safer

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. NTSB Issues Fire Protection Recommendations
  2. Boarding home regulations face council vote in wake of fatal fire (Texas)
  3. Fire Codes Getting Tougher After Damaging Colorado Fire

Smoke Alarms

  1. Algood FD to help replace smoke detector batteries
  2. Attica area generous in smoke detector collection
  3. Woman dies in South Side fire;smoke detector was sitting in drawer
  4. Smoke Detector Giveaway In Scott County


  1. Canadian insurer introduces homeowner insurance discounts for fire sprinklers (NFPA)
  2. Denver metro-area communities nix fire sprinklers for new homes

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. New Red Cross Wildfire App

Safety tips and reminders

  1. HFD urges citizens to use safety precautions when using heating devices (Texas)
  2. Lower temperatures raise home fires risk (Oklahoma)
  3. Include Fire Safety on Your Holiday Wish List (North Carolina)
  4. Sharpen your fire safety smarts this season
  5. Unwanted fires can give you the holiday blues (Michigan)
  6. Fire marshal warns holiday decorations can be a deadly fire hazard (Missouri)

Other Safety News

  1. Fires spike as winter looms (Iowa)
  2. Five-year-old acts quickly in response to fire Remembers lessons (Massachusetts)
  3. December Deadliest Month for Home Electrical Fires
  4. Many Tragic Winter Fires are Preventable

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Fire chief: North Muskegon family ‘saved’ by smoke alarms during huge early (Michigan)
  2. Victims of house fire say smoke detectors saved their lives (Georgia)
  3. Smoke Detectors Alert Bonney Lake Family to House Fire


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system aids firefighters at elderly apartment fire (Beverly, MA)
  2. Apartment sprinkler system puts out kitchen fire (Santa Rosa, CA)
  3. Sprinkler douses kitchen fire (Arizona)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. The 12 days of Christmas fire safety in Clarington (Canada)


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