Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 11, 2013


  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 01/07/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Fire safety takes center stage for Baltimore students
  2. Jefferson County Fire Departments to Offer Free New Home Inspections (Missouri)
  3. Students get donated smoke detectors (Iowa)
  4. Free smoke detectors and testing for all Macon residents (Tennessee)
  5. Stand By Your Pan (UK)
  6. Red Cross Delivers Mobile Home Fire Safety Literature (Pennsylvania)
  7. Firefighters use tree to send a message of holiday fire safety (Florida)
  8. Smoke alarm installs planned (Ohio)
  9. Fire safety program targets older adults (Pennsylvania)
  10. Thousands reached in 2012 through Remembering When program (NFPA)

Campus fire safety

  1. OSU students find new homes after suspicious fire

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Removing Illegal Christmas Trees (New York)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Firefighters ask residents to check smoke detectors (Oklahoma)
  2. Dallas Fire Says All Smoke Alarms Should Have Battery Backup
  3. Morning Fire Prompts Smoke Detector Reminder
  4. Donation to fire department helps put smoke detectors in homes (Ohio)
  5. State Fire Marshall: 217 Iowan Lives Saved by Fire Alarms in 2012
  6. Maine fire officials press importance of working smoke detectors


  1. Smoke alarms can save lives
  2. City considers sprinklers in all apartments (South Dakota)
  3. USFA launches program, includes home fire sprinkler video (NFPA)
  4. Impacting perception of fire risk at the community level (NFPA)
  5. Bills Would Mandate Fire Sprinklers In New Residences (New Jersey)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Texas Community Reduces Wildfire Risk by Creating Defensible Space
  2. Residents part of wildfire solution (Colorado)
  3. Wyoming Expects Another Busy Wildfire Season

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Californians Asked To “Candle with Care”
  2. Preventing winter house fires
  3. State fire marshal gives winter safety tips (Tennessee)
  4. Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Propane Safety and Winter Weather… (Iowa)
  5. Ohio fire marshal warns of typical home-fire risks
  6. Close Call Highlights Space Heater Dangers
  7. Danger in the Backyard: Propane Grill Explosion

Other Safety News

  1. NY City’s 58 Fire Deaths in ’12 Are Lowest on Record
  2. Deaths from fires, traffic crashes in Iowa rise in 2012
  3. Baltimore fire deaths reached historic low in 2012
  4. Three Georgia Cities Crack Down on False Alarms
  5. Winter fires are the deadliest

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Kids’ fast thinking helps them escape fire (Alabama)
  2. Smoke detectors save 2 in house fire (Virginia)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Sprinkler system controls condo fire (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
  2. Garage fire controlled by sprinkler system (Madison, WI)
  3. Apartment fire in Hillsboro extinguished by building’s sprinklers (Oregon)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. New fire safety campaign launched (UK)
  2. Scheme boosts home fire safety (UK)
  3. Fire service explores Twitter-style ‘999 calls’ (UK)



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