Fire Prevention Weekly Update – January 30, 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 01/28/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Flora VFD is offering free smoke detectors to save lives
  2. After deadly KY fire, free smoke alarms offered in Pike County (Kentucky)
  3. Oxnard fire program provides free detectors to seniors (California)
  4. Hilton: Minnesota’s Use of Facebook for Prevention
  5. Local Students Write about Fire Prevention (Pennsylvania)
  6. Madison Co. Fire Dept. Giving Away Smoke Detectors (Tennessee)
  7. Albany Fire Department teaches life saving techniques (Georgia)

Campus fire safety

  1. Fire at Saint Mary’s College

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Businesses Must Obey Fire Code to Avoid Hefty Fines or Jail Time (Virginia)
  2. Senator Russ Karpisek aims to ban floating paper lanterns (Nebraska)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke Detectors Save Residents
  2. Madison Co. Fire Dept. Giving Away Smoke Detectors (Tennessee)
  3. 250 smoke detectors donated for Pike homes (Kentucky)


  1. Ordinance puts sprinklers in future rentals (Tennessee)
  2. Permits for home fire sprinklers increase significantly in Maine (NFPA)
  3. Westminster, CO adopts home fire sprinkler requirement (NFPA)
  4. Scene of Latest High-Rise Fire Lacked Sprinklers (Illinois)
  5. Sprinklers make the difference in middle school fire (Des Moines, IA)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Firewise launches national wildfire safety challenge for communities (NFPA)

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Make sure you heat your home safely this winter
  2. Devastating home fires spur warning in central Maine
  3. Safety Tips For Dangerous Winter Fire Season
  4. Fire safety urged during cold snap
  5. A decade after fire destroyed The Station, safety concerns persist at nightclubs worldwide
  6. Kirby: Fire officials warn of silent assassin (North Carolina)

Other Safety News

  1. Siemens Recalls Temperature and Humidity Sensors for Schools, Hospitals and Other Buildings Due to Fire Hazard
  2. Firefighters: Be vigilant in crowded clubs

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. NFPA’s Robert Solomon discusses the deadly nightclub fire in Brazil
  2. Brazilian Nightclub Disaster: Toxic Smoke, Barriers Blamed For Horrible Toll
  3. Safety advice ‘stops’ squat fires (UK)



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