Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 23, 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. International News

Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles – Updated 01/21/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Volunteers Educate Neighbors on Fire Safety (Nevada)
  2. Volunteers Use MLK Holiday To Spread Awareness About Fire Safety (Nebraska)
  3. Fire prevention effort underway in Council Bluffs (Iowa)
  4. Newton Fire Service reminds citizens smoke alarms save lives (Georgia)
  5. Fire safety stressed to mobile home park residents (California)
  6. Fire District 1 continues to protect hearing impaired, deaf community (Florida)
  7. Project SAFE launched to help prevent home fires (Nevada)
  8. Rockdale firefighters to give away smoke detectors (Georgia)
  9. Fire crews check homes for smoke detectors in Conyers (Georgia)

Campus fire safety

  1. 177 students displaced in dorm fire
  2. Second University of Cincinnati student dies from off-campus fire
  3. MSU perfect on IHL fire sprinkler mandate (Mississippi)
  4. Smoke alarms are important: having children play an active role (Georgia)
  5. UMass student dies in Amherst apartment complex fire

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Kendall seeks state fire code change (Illinois)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke alarm crisis: Conyers, Ga. tragedy should be a wake-up call
  2. Fire destroys Hadley home, detectors help save couple (Massachusetts)
  3. Fire District 1 continues to protect hearing impaired, deaf community (Florida)


  1. Free presentation: The dangers of lightweight construction (NFPA)
  2. Firefighter Diane Woods talks about the importance of live burn demonstrations (NFPA)
  3. Fire sprinklers keep home fire in check
  4. Fire chief to Holmes Beach: Consider sprinklers in R-2 (Florida)
  5. Program Incentivizes Sprinkler Upgrades (South Dakota)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Firewise Launches National Wildfire Safety Challenge for Communities (NFPA)

Safety tips and reminders

  1. A Clothes Dryer Fire Safety Lesson (NFPA)
  2. Plainfield Fire Dept: Heat Your Home Safely
  3. Fire marshall: Use portable heaters safely (Tennessee)
  4. Don’t let cold weather become a fire hazard (Georgia)
  5. Fire safety stressed to mobile home park residents (California)

Other Safety News

  1. Portable Heaters Overload Wiring, Spark Washington Fire
  2. Space Heaters Blamed for Three FiresThis Week (Missouri)
  3. Boston records lowest number of fire fatalities among large cities in 2012
  4. Georgia fire officials warn residents to be diligent
  5. Sharon Osbourne Fire: Candle sets fire to Osbourne’s Beverly Hills
  6. Hand sanitizers can be dangerous
  7. Fire deaths at record low in Md. in 2012
  8. Fire deaths in Ohio reach 26-year low in 2012

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Improving fire safety at senior residences (Canada)
  2. Life-saving campaign cuts fire deaths by almost 50% (UK)


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