KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) - For the past week, one particular video has been lighting up social media, warning of improperly stored 9-volt batteries sparking devastating house fires. The clip, first posted on the website kidsandcharacter.com, recounts how a battery fire destroyed the home of Fort Collins, CO, resident Dave Miller. It begins with the dramatic … Continue reading KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

“Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

CBS News Report (NH) on Junk Drawer Battery Storage Actual 9 Volt Battery Fire Aftermath If you want to get an idea of how this happens, do like I did when I was changing 7 smoke detector back-up batteries. I removed the old battery from one of the smoke detectors and inadvertently put it in … Continue reading “Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

Updated: CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vR0BdRCNY Updated 1-3-2014 Statement from CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on Yesterday’s (January 2, 2014) High School Laboratory Fire in New York City I was distressed to learn once again of a serious high school laboratory accident, this one occurring yesterday at a New York City High School. According to media reports, a flash fire occurred … Continue reading Updated: CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vR0BdRCNY Washington, DC, December 10, 2013—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released, “After the Rainbow,” a video safety message focused on potential dangers in high school chemistry laboratories. The message features Calais Weber, an accident survivor, who on January 23, 2006, at age 15 was burned over 40 per cent of her body during … Continue reading CSB Releases Safety Message Focusing on Preventing Accidents in High School Chemistry Labs

USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

  Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus fire safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/26/2013 Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Study: fire risk reduced by home visits ( U.K.) Community Wide Home Fire … Continue reading USFA Fire Prevention Weekly Update – August 29, 2013

Remember, This Week Is Fire Prevention Week! Make Sure You Have “Two Ways Out” – October 7th – 13th

Ken Willette, NFPA Division Manager of Public Fire Protection and Sparky the Fire Dog want to remind everyone that this year's Fire Prevention Week takes place from October 7 - 13. This year's theme - "Have Two Ways Out." Learn more about this year's Fire Prevention Week and the importance of fire escape planning at … Continue reading Remember, This Week Is Fire Prevention Week! Make Sure You Have “Two Ways Out” – October 7th – 13th

Fall Season Reminder: Heating Equipment Causes 14% of Home Fires

  Heating is the second leading cause and accounts for 14 percent of all residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the nation. From 2008 to 2010, an estimated average of 50,100 heating fires in residential buildings occurred in the United States each year and resulted in an annual average of approximately 150 … Continue reading Fall Season Reminder: Heating Equipment Causes 14% of Home Fires

Fire Prevention Weekly Digest – June 12, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News   Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Activities Davidson County Fire Marshal's Office Program Free Smoke Alarms - Alan Varner, smoke alarm technician with the … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Digest – June 12, 2012

USFA Releases Latest Report on Residential Building Fire Fatalities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report recently examining the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings. The report, Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is based on 2008 to 2010 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting … Continue reading USFA Releases Latest Report on Residential Building Fire Fatalities

Call for Home Sprinklers Story: Multiple Fire Deaths in a Two-Family Home Built in 2010 with Working Smoke Detectors

Auburnpub.com reports that a 38-year old woman and her 2-year old goddaughter were killed in a duplex fire late Saturday night. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms but no fire sprinklers. According to the report the fire was discovered by the occupant of the second unit when she came home from work around … Continue reading Call for Home Sprinklers Story: Multiple Fire Deaths in a Two-Family Home Built in 2010 with Working Smoke Detectors

A Fire Safe Home: CPSC and NFPA Urge Consumers to Install Smoke Alarms, Practice a Family Escape Plan Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge consumers to take time during Fire Prevention Week to check their homes for fire risks and to develop and practice a family escape plan. CPSC estimates an annual average of more than 386,000 unintentional residential fires (pdf), … Continue reading A Fire Safe Home: CPSC and NFPA Urge Consumers to Install Smoke Alarms, Practice a Family Escape Plan Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – September 12, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media. Updated each Monday morning. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – September 12, 2011

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – 9/1/2011

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - Updated 08/29/2011 Campaigns/ Other Fire Prevention Activities Fire alarm, inspection program hits county State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers lifts Dalton … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – 9/1/2011

Op Ed – Fire Code Enforcement: What’s “Right” and What’s “Wrong”?

By Jon Nisja, Editor, Fire Marshals Association of Minnesota Editor's note: the opinions and views expressed in this article are the those of the author; they do not represent the opinions and/or views of this association or the author's employer. I am starting my 29th year in fire code enforcement. I started doing fire prevention … Continue reading Op Ed – Fire Code Enforcement: What’s “Right” and What’s “Wrong”?

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – July 2, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media. Updated each Monday morning. (Yes, I’m Late!) Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – July 2, 2011

Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – May 17, 2011

Selected Fire Prevention related articles appearing in the past week from scores of e-sources in the news media. Updated each Monday morning. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Campus Fire Safety CO Detectors Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Other Fire Safety News Saves International News Links to Fire Prevention-related news articles - … Continue reading Fire Prevention News: Weekly Roundup – May 17, 2011