Fire Prevention Weekly Update – May 22, 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 05/20/2013

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Fond du Lac Firefighters Bring Safety Initiative Door-to-Door – story and video – (Wisconsin)
  2. Savoring sweets to save lives – Ice cream social raises money to install smoke alarms (Iowa)
  3. Fire safety program includes home inspections (Alberta, Canada)
  4. Residents at East Cobb Condo to Get Lesson in Fire Safety
  5. Smoke Alarms Provided to Elderly/Disabled in Texas
  6. Volunteers go door-to-door for fire safety (Iowa)
  7. Chico school kids get the low-down on fire safety (California)
  8. Windsor firefighters knocking on doors to check for smoke alarms (Canada)

Campus fire safety

  1. Dormitory fire halted by fire sprinklers (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Inspections / Code enforcement

  1. Investigation finds SA apartments flunking fire inspections (Texas)
  2. Inspections Important Part of Fire Prevention (Idaho)

Smoke Alarms

  1. New Maryland Law Dictates Need for Smoke Alarms
  2. Smoke detectors could have saved Perryville man (Missouri)
  3. City called for smoke detectors before fatal fire
  4. No smoke detectors found after Pottsville fire kills 6
  5. Sleeping Teens Saved By Smoke Alarm (New York)
  6. Smoke alarms save grandmother’s life during house fire in Elizabeth (Colorado)


  1. Fire sprinklers save apartment and surrounding businesses (Harrisonburg, VA)
  2. Task force: New apartments must have fire sprinklers (South Dakota)
  3. Fire sprinklers credited with saving three story apartment (Melbourne, FL)
  4. Shenandoah closes loophole in fire sprinkler ordinance
  5. Dormitory fire halted by fire sprinklers (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Creating ‘defensible space’ can be key to homes surviving wildfires (Minnesota)
  2. Which mulch is the right mulch? Research on mulch and fire helps you decide!
  3. Upper Midwest wildfires raise concern for community safety (NFPA)
  4. Tinderbox-Dry Western U.S. at High Risk of Major Wildfires
  5. Australian Council launches app for fire inspections

Safety tips and reminders

  1. Summer Vacation Fire Safety (Georgia)
  2. Fire Chief Gives Out Some Fire Prevention Tips (Indiana)
  3. Establishing a fire escape plan (Alabama)
  4. Extension Cords: Leading cause for electrical fires

Other Safety News

  1. Galesburg fire sparks a lesson in prevention
  2. Fire investigators burning to learn
  3. 1 critical after Motel 6 fire in Phoenix; smoke detectors possibly not working

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Complacency causes fires: NSW Commissioner (Australia)
  2. Australian Council launches app for fire inspections
  3. Fire department helps found education group (Canada)
  4. Windsor firefighters knocking on doors to check for smoke alarms (Canada)
  5. Firies warn residents to do safety check (Australia)

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