Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 13, 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 05/13/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Fire department on mission to put smoke detectors in every home (Idaho)
  2. Fire agency offers home safety checks (Colorado)
  3. Volunteers knock for fire safety during Council Bluffs canvass (Iowa)
  4. Firefighters to hold “Give Burns the Boot” drive (Georgia)
  5. Teaching Fire Prevention at March for Babies (New York)
  6. Students to learn fire safety and prevention (Tennessee)
  7. Fire district, call center launch smoke-detector program (Florida)
  8. Working For You: Checking Your School’s Fire Safety Procedures (Texas)
  9. Facebook challenges others to match school fire safety gift
  10. Fire safety initiative for high-risk audiences gets underway (Massachusetts)
  11. RCFD pushes fire safety at local school (South Dakota)
  12. GFD helps hotels improve fire safety (Guam)

Campus fire safety

  1. GW Extends Fire Safety to Study Abroad

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Fire codes are intended to protect us
  2. New building code kept fire from spreading, officials say (Canada)

Smoke Alarms

  1. I Survived Part 2 – Galesburg House Fire (Illinois)
  2. Smoke detector saves family from fire in west Houston
  3. Smoke Detector Helps Save OKC Man’s Life (Oklahoma)


  1. Manhattan Fire Protection District Recognized As Fire-Safe Community (Illinois)
  2. Ontario governments sets deadlines for sprinklers in seniors homes
  3. Mall fire eliminated by fire sprinkler system (St. George, UT)
  4. Sprinklers save new townhome (Pennsylvania)
  5. Editorial: Mandate sprinklers in new homes
  6. 5 Myths About Home Fire Sprinklers (IBHS)
  7. Recent fire in Waterville prompt city councilors to form fire safety panel
  8. Amusement park fire contained by fire sprinklers (Scottsdale, AZ)
  9. West Fertilizer had no fire sprinklers, company spokesman says (Texas)
  10. Sprinklers help save Plainville building

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. California Wildfire Preparedness Week: Creating Fire-Adapted Communities in California
  2. County unveils fire safety program
  3. Wildfire Awareness Week and Arson Awareness Week – May 4 – 11
  4. New York Offcials Warn on Wildfire Danger
  5. Firewise Communities Participate in First CO Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service
  6. NH Prescribed Fire Council plans educational meetings
  7. NFPA celebrates 10th anniversary of 34 official Firewise communities (NFPA)
  9. SD Firewise Program Helps Clean Up Area Forests

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Smoking and oxygen lead to fatal fire (Virginia)
  2. State Fire Marshal gives arson prevention tips
  3. Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office provides Electrical Fire Prevention Tips

Other Safety News

  1. Western Fire Chiefs Association president weighs in with Fighting Fire with Facts
  2. How the Cayuga County Red Cross responds to home fires (New York)
  3. Repeat Fires Put Maine Apartment Dwellers On Edge
  4. Texas Fire Marshal hopes to find cause of fertilizer plant blast
  5. Fire Protection Research Foundation releases report on lithium-ion batteries
  6. Closed bedroom door saves woman from flat fire (UK)
  7. Meijer recalls more than 4500 heaters for fire hazard

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Caroline Springs youngster’s low-down on fire safety (Australia)
  2. New building code kept fire from spreading, officials say (Canada)
  3. Closed bedroom door saves woman from flat fire (UK)

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