Fire Prevention Weekly Update – February 25, 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. International News


Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities


  1. Family gets fire-safety award (Ohio)
  2. Deadly Kentucky Blaze Leads to Fire Prevention Drive
  3. School Fire Safety Lesson Aids North Highlands Boy In Saving Family (California)
  4. Gloucester County, Atlantic City Electric giving out smoke detector (New Jersey)
  5. Grant Will Provide Free Smoke Detectors (Arizona)
  6. Firefighters checking smoke detectors near home where boy died (Wisconsin)
  7. Family of six escapes mobile home fire (Tennessee) – FD recently checked home for working smoke alarms.
  8. Learn Not to Burn® Level 1 makes fire safety fun in the classroom (NFPA)



Campus fire safety


  1. Deadly UC fire spurs push for better smoke detectors



Inspections / Code enforcement


  1. Ginaitt: RI fire codes safest in nation
  2. Fire marshal recommends ban on sky lanterns (Maryland)
  3. Some venues skirt sprinkler laws with closets (New Hampshire)
  4. RI fire code changes since The Station fire
  5. Important laws for outdoor fires (South Carolina)



Smoke Alarms


  1. Cincinnati may require rental properties install new smoke detectors
  2. Recent Fire Shows Importance of Working Smoke Detectors (Pennsylvania)
  3. Smoke Detectors Are Home Essentials, Croton Fire Chief Says (New York)
  4. Smoke detectors save residents from burning KCK apartment (Kansas)
  5. Smoke Alarms Save Family From Flue Fire In Cape Fair





  1. Sprinkler douses fire at senior home on East Side (Wisconsin)
  2. Some venues skirt sprinkler laws with closets (New Hampshire)
  3. Langevin to push bill encouraging fire sprinklers (Rhode Island)
  4. Pressure mounts for sprinklers in Cape homes (Florida)
  5. Sprinklers extinguish apartment fire before fire department arrives (Edina, MN)
  6. Home sprinkler systems reduce deaths, property loss due to fire (Georgia)



Wildland Fire Safety


  1. Firefighters, sheriffs against bill to let homeowners into areas under evacuation orders (Montana)



Safety tips and reminders


  1. Fire Safety During The Extreme Cold Weather (New York)
  2. Illinois State Fire Marshal encourages emergency preparedness
  3. Millions are unaware of fire safety basics
  4. Are you at risk of being a fire victim? (Maine)
  5. Teaching moment: Nightclubs and pubic fire safety



Other Safety News


  1. History of Fire Safety Infographic
  2. Grief still smolders 10 years after RI club fire
  3. Family gets fire-safety award (Ohio)
  4. NFPA report looks at fire experience by region
  5. A decade later, deadly Rhode Island nightclub fire still haunts families
  6. Doctors Recall Station Fire Victims, Envision Future Of Burn Care



Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Fire champions have their work recognised (UK)




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