Fire Prevention Weekly Update – March 20, 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 03/18/2013


Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities


  1. Puppeteer teaches fire safety with help from his friends (Pennsylvania)
  2. Kingsport Fire Department distributes smoke alarms (Tennessee)
  3. Redmond Fire to offer free home safety assessments and smoke alarm (Washington)
  4. Baltimore firefighter pushes to stop fires set in schools
  5. Chick-fil-A hosts fire safety clinic (Georgia)
  6. Donaldsonville launches push for home smoke detectors (Louisianna)



Campus fire safety


  1. Fire victims’ parents call for changes (Ohio)
  2. Cruz Teaches, Promotes Fire Safety at Wesleyan
  3. Sprinklers put out Rutgers fire



Inspections / Code enforcement


  1. Proposed fireworks bill held over for study (New Hampshire)



Smoke Alarms


  1. Atlanta family says smoke detectors helped avert tragedy during house fire





  1. Homewood and Flossmoor Honored as Fire-safe Communities (Illinois)
  2. Task force to weigh requiring sprinklers in new apartments (South Dakota)



Wildland Fire Safety


  1. Fire Adapted Communities coalition announces release of wildfire report and video – report to be released 3/19/2013
  2. Wildfires Destroy Homes in South Carolina and Tennessee



Safety tips and reminders


  1. Are you at risk of being a fire victim? (Michigan)
  2. Officials provide fire safety tips
  3. Fire department offers tips on candle safety (Georgia)
  4. Public reminded to make fire safety a priority (Pennsylvania)
  5. Fire Marshal: No Smoke Detectors in Fatal House Fires (Kentucky)



Other Safety News


  1. Fire Risk in Maine Tied to Social and Economic Status
  2. Boy uses fire safety skills to escape Castle Shannon house fire
  3. Candle believed to be cause of early morning apartment fire
  4. Space heater causes fire that kills 2 Guilford County children (North Carolina)
  5. Are annexations weakening rural fire protection? (California)
  6. They’re Not Listening to Me! Reevaluating Your Fire Safety Messaging (Fire Engineering)
  7. 7-year-old alerts family to fire started in dryer



Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Check those electric blankets for fire safety (UK)


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