Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 7, 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 05/06/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. MFRD: students ride fire boat; learn about fire safety on Mobile River (Alabama)
  2. Donated iPads will be used for fire safety education (Connecticutt)
  3. GFD helps hotels improve fire safety (Guam)
  4. Young pupil’s homework used in fire safety drive (United Kingdom)
  5. Importance of fire prevention and smoke alarms presented to seniors (Louisianna)
  6. There’s no place like Home Safe Home (Canada)
  7. Fire District 1 offering free smoke alarms and home safety checks (Washington)

Campus fire safety

  1. GW Extends Fire Safety to Study Abroad
  2. Fire Knocked Down At USC’s Viterbi School Of Engineering (California)

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fatal Carmel fire unable to alter building codes (New York)
  2. Focus on fire safety as May arrives: know codes to avoid costly problems (Wisconsin)
  3. New fire code rules in effect this week after Naples raises concerns (Florida)

Smoke Alarms

  1. Girl alerts household to fire OFD: Too many families without working smoke alarms
  2. Mother and two young children safe after escaping fire
  3. Clarington fire chief frustrated by number of homes without smoke alarms (Canada)


  1. Buffalo Grove Officials Debate Home Fire Sprinklers (Illinois)
  2. Sprinklers credited with keeping Mount Prospect shopping center fire under control
  3. St. Paul fire chief to honor workers who installed sprinklers in public housing
  4. Fire Knocked Down At USC’s Viterbi School Of Engineering (California)
  5. Home fire sprinklers requirements in California yield no negative impact on construction (NFPA)
  6. Proposals to exempt fire sprinklers in the IRC withdrawn (NFPA)
  7. Senior living facility fire contained by fire sprinklers (Tinley Park, IL)
  8. Fire Marshal Leaves Home Sprinklers On Table (West Virginia)
  9. Mesa uses federal dollars to help fund home sprinkler efforts (NFPA)
  10. Fire sprinklers save two Redmond area buildings on Saturday (Washington)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Communities take action to enhance fire safety (California)
  2. Wildfire preparedness efforts pay off (Colorado)
  3. Fire Marshal Warns of Dangerous Conditions (New Hampshire)
  4. Red Flag Warning up, UC Berkeley identifies risk (California)
  5. Springs Fire May Be Fully Contained Monday

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Keep older adults in mind this National Electrical Safety Month (NFPA)
  2. Deaths illustrate fire safety is not just slogan (South Carolina)

Other Safety News

  1. Communities can combat arson; state fire marshal says work together (Illinois)
  2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors Not Required In Oklahoma Schools
  3. Nearly 50,000 home fires involved electrical failures or malfunctions (NFPA)
  4. Fall safety and high jinks make the point on TV show (NFPA)
  5. 5 women die in limousine fire on Calif. bridge

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Alarm hailed as life saver (New Zealand)
  2. Tokyo tackles fire risks in old houses (Japan)
  3. Greater Manchester firefighters remind the public to be careful when cooking
  4. Young pupil’s homework used in fire safety drive (United Kingdom)
  5. There’s no place like Home Safe Home (Canada)
  6. Sprinklers to be law in retirement homes (Ontario, Canada)

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