Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

“Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

2 ice fishermen overcome by carbon monoxide in Door Co.
Green Bay Press Gazette  STURGEON BAY --
Two ice fishermen were resuscitated after being overcome by carbon monoxide in their shanties on Green Bay off the Door County town of Gardner about 6 pm Saturday. Krystion Ziobro, 34, River Grove, Ill., and Rafeal Zaborwski, 37, ...

Work at Uniontown high school to halt during day 
Connellsville Daily Courier  
Uniontown Area School District officials agreed Wednesday to stop construction work on the high school during school hours to see whether that lowers elevated levels of carbon monoxide found in some students. A letter explaining the decision was sent ...

JFK High School evacuated after gas leak discovered 
Youngstown Vindicator
Carbon monoxide readings from the leak were high in the building, the department said. The fire department responded at 5:05 pm and evacuated about 60 people from an event that was taking place in the auditorium. The building was cleared of carbon ...

Pa. senator wants to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory  
abc27 AP National/International News Health News from AP Entertainment News from AP By Jennifer Rizzi – 
A state senator is trying to require all Pennsylvania homeowners to have a carbon monoxide detector installed before selling their houses. ...

New law requires carbon monoxide detectors 
McMinnville News-Register
A new Oregon law requiring carbon monoxide alarms in homes and apartments. The law takes effect Friday, April 1. Under House Bill 3450, the Lofgren & Zander Memorial Act, all existing single-family homes and multi-family housing units that contain a ...

Deadly Accident At Antai Group, Shares Suspended 
CapitalVue March 30
A deadly carbon monoxide poisoning accident occurred at Shanxi Antai Group (600408) when testing at the 25 megawatt power plant's number nine boiler today, reports China Business News. A total of 17 people were present when the accident ...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011

“The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968)

7 high school students have high CO levels in Pa. 
Lebanon Daily News
Seven students who became sick at a southwestern Pennsylvania high school have tested positive for elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Uniontown Area School District Superintendent Charles Machesky says two students were tested Friday after complaining ...

Ford Seeing Increased Demand For Natural Gas-Powered Trucks, Vans
TruckTrend Magazine
Aside from the obvious environmental benefits of lower carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, the biggest driver of the adoption of natural gas is, not surprisingly, price. According to the US Department of Energy, ...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.” Mohandas Gandhi

Rules on carbon monoxide alarms take effect soon 
Statesman Journal
New rules in Oregon will require carbon monoxide detectors in all new or remodeled houses and in rental units with sources of the gas. / Timothy J. Gonzalez | Statesman Journal For information on the new rules, go to the Oregon State Fire Marshal's ...

Nine Die from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in North China
Nine people were killed and eight others were under emergency treatment after being poisoned by carbon monoxide on Tuesday in north China's Shanxi Province, said local authorities. The accident happened at 1:24 pm at a power plant operated by Shanxi ...

Families sue outdoor equipment company over carbon monoxide deaths in Cache County 
Deseret News By Dennis Romboy, 
SALT LAKE CITY — Family members of two Colorado residents who died after inhaling carbon monoxide from a propane heater while camping in Utah have filed a wrongful death suit against a popular outdoor gear company. ...

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Carbon monoxide sends three to hospital
 Exposure to carbon monoxide sent three St. Joe men to a hospital Sunday morning, according to the Southeast Fire Department. A Lutheran Air helicopter took the most seriously ill victim to Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. Ambulances took the other two ...

Girls improve from exhaust exposure
KSDK Belleville, Illinois
One of two cousins who were hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide last week has been released from an area hospital. Jaysha Dunn, 10, was released on Saturday. Alicia Moore, 17, was upgraded to good condition. ...

Be aware of carbon monoxide dangers
Sacramento Bee
 Carbon monoxide is typically thought of as a winter hazard. But the colorless, odorless gas is a danger year-round, and spring presents its own potential carbon monoxide hazards. Carbon monoxide is a hazard anytime and anywhere there is a fuel source ...

Bill in Memory of Woodbury Teen Hopes to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths
 Chuck Wiger introduced a bill last week in memory of Woodbury resident Tyler Lavers, who died at age 19 from carbon monoxide poisoning. The bill, SF1042, would require driver's education teachers to talk about the dangers of carbon monoxide and require ...

Carbon monoxide is latest silent killer at home
International Business Times AU By Alyangka Francheska
Victorian families have been urged to get their gas appliances regularly serviced and checked to stop accidental carbon monoxide deaths in a new campaign featuring the parents of two children who died ...

Flu-like symptoms may be ignored, so carbon monoxide detector can't be
Winnipeg Sun
What you may not know is that they're also the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. “If you're going to bed and you're not feeling good, and you've got flu-like symptoms, you might take some medication, go to sleep and end up never waking up,” said ...

Son's crying saves family from carbon monoxide poisoning
Winnipeg Sun

 The family's Windsor Park home had a serious carbon monoxide leak earlier this month, but without a detector, they were unaware that the deadly gas was permeating in the air. Just before 5 am, Navy began crying, which woke up his parents Jared and Kate ...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011

“The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.” Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Warning: Carbon monoxide poisoning – 77 | Earthquake Information
By editor002
There are some possibilities that carbon monoxide poisoning will be caused if you set the generator at the entrance of the shelter and the direction of the wind changes. If there is anyone who gets headache or feels sick near the ...

Carbon monoxide detectors required under new law
KATU By Bob Heye, KATU News and staff
CLACKAMAS, Ore. - A new law starts next month that mandates carbon monoxide alarms in many Oregon ... Starting April 1, any Oregon home with a potential source of carbon monoxide must have a detector installed.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” Alan Watts (1915-1973)

Fund set up for youngest CO victim 
Toledo On The Move by Laura Rice
TOLEDO, OHIO -- The family of the youngest carbon monoxide poisoning victim in Central Toledo's recent tragedy, 10-year-old Taralynn Wood, has set up a fund in her name. Donations will be accepted at all PNC Bank branches and all money ...

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

“You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Carbon monoxide detector law begins April 1
Corvallis Gazette Times
As of April 1, new homeowners and tenants who live in dwellings equipped with heaters or appliances that could produce carbon monoxide will be required to have carbon monoxide alarms. The requirement is the result of a law enacted by Oregon's 2009 ...

Girl improving after carbon monoxide exposure
KSDK Belleville, IL (KSDK)
One of the two young cousins exposed to carbon monoxide at a home near Belleville is improving. Police say one of them left a car running in the garage, possibly to charge a cell phone. Alicia Moore, 17, remains in critical ...

CO leak forces Windsor Hotel evacuation (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)
A woman was sent to hospital Thursday morning after a carbon monoxide leak at the Windsor Hotel in downtown Winnipeg. Emergency crews taped off the area, blocking traffic on a number of streets for nearly two hours. ...

Tahoe Homes Face Explosion Danger: Officials
NBC Bay Area
An additional eight feet of snow in the Sierra mountains caused Placer County emergency officials to issue a warning about the potential for gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. The Tahoe area has seen snow in record levels this season and it is ...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Unthinking, ill advised, unintelligent, ignorant, senseless and sad tragedies happen way too often with the use and misuse of gasoline fueled electric generators, as the first two links demonstrate. 

4 dead in home from carbon monoxide poisoning 
A 39-year-old mother and her three children, ages 10, 16, and 18, were found dead Wednesday morning in the living room of their Central Toledo home after they died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Police and fire investigators said Tamara McDaniel, 39, ...

Man, two cats found dead inside home 
ABC2 News
LOTHIAN, Md. - Anne Arundel County Fire Officials say they found a man dead inside his home due to an overwhelming amount of Carbon Monoxide (CO). A person who knows the victim came to check on him and noticed an odd smell and called the fire ... 

FOLLOW UP Dangers of carbon monoxide exposure 
Dozens of people will have to find another place to stay after city inspectors found a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide gas at their apartments. "We call it in the health care field the silent killer, because it's odorless, you don't smell it, ... 

NJ fire injures firefighter, resident 
The firefighter had carbon monoxide in his blood and was taken to the hospital for observation, Vander Voort said. The extent of the resident's injuries was unclear, but they were not considered life-threatening, he said. ... 

Residents must install carbon monoxide alarms by August
23, a municipal bylaw will require every local resident with a fuel burning appliance or attached garage to install at least one working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. Landlords will be responsible for installing alarms in rental units. ...

Carbon monoxide scare in North Attleboro 
NORTH ATTLEBORO - A parent and a child were taken to the hospital Wednesday night with carbon monoxide poisoning after the gas leaked into their Forest Street home. Firefighters were called about 8 pm to 28 ...

Vanessa Robinson push for carbon monoxide safety after Chase and Tyler deaths 
Herald Sun
Vanessa and Scott Robinson have lent their names to a new gas heater safety campaign after losing their sons to carbon monoxide poisoning last year. Picture: AAP Image/Julian Smith Source: Herald Sun Chase and Tyler Robinson died after being overcome ...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011

“Through danger safety comes - through trouble rest.” 
John Marston (1576-1634)

City Officials Condemn Some Units Of South Huntsville's Renaissance Apartments
The resident said he was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. A fire chief told WHNT NEWS 19 the carbon monoxide level inside the man's apartment was high. The bright sign on the door makes a bold statement. It tells some residents of the ...

Belleville Girls Fighting For Their LIves After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning By Teresa Woodard Two cousins are hospitalized at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, after being overcome by carbon monoxide inside a home near Belleville. 10 year old Jaysha Dunn and 17 year old Alicia Moore were ...

New studies raise doubts about greenness of biomass 
Seattle Times Some health groups, in addition, worry about other gases and chemicals emitted from burning biomass, including sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and dioxin. Rick Gustafson, a professor at the University of Washington's School of Forest Resources, ...

Man dies in trailer filled with carbon monoxide, firefighters say
Baltimore Sun By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun
Firefighters in Anne Arundel County found a man dead inside his trailer home Tuesday, apparently the victim of carbon-monoxide poisoning. Capt. James Rostek, a spokesman for the county fire department, ...

WEBAbstract | Delayed neuropsychological sequelae after carbon ...
Delayed neuropsychological sequelae after carbon monoxide poisoning predictive risk factors in the Emergency Department A retrospective study ...

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

"That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place."
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC)

St. George woman dies from carbon monoxide 
Salt Lake Tribune By Erin Alberty
A woman died in her St. George home and her brother and sister were in critical condition Sunday after a car was left running in their garage, filling their home with carbon monoxide. The three siblings, all in their 80s, ...

Protecting Yourself From Carbon Monoxide |
  Oak Ridge, NC -- After three children were found semi-conscious from carbon monoxide exposure in Greensboro, it's important to make sure you know what to ...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 20, 2011

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”
Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Smoke, carbon monoxide detectors vital for homes 
Midland Daily News By Patti Brandt
Now that the clocks have sprung forward in that annual ritual known as Daylight Saving Time, it may be time to spring for new batteries for the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In 2009, the latest year statistics are available, ...

Crews make progress in combating Iron Range mine fire 
Duluth News Tribune
Carbon monoxide levels inside the Soudan Underground Mine have dropped, much less smoke is being observed above the mine and views from a camera sent down the shaft in the cage showed that a foam-water mixture sprayed down the mine Friday evening had ...

Conn. weighs carbon monoxide detectors in schools 
Hartford Courant 
AP Two Connecticut legislative committees are endorsing a proposal that would require at least one carbon monoxide detector in every public and private school building. The bill comes after recent incidents, including one in Waterbury, ...

Woodbury man calls on lawmakers to increase carbon monoxide awareness 
Woodbury Bulletin 
 If you've ever left your vehicle running in a confined space during the winter – with ventilation – you've been at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Kelly Lavers wipes a tear as her husband, Jeff, tells the House Transportation and Policy Finance

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

"This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones." Desmond Morris (1928-

The following is a good article but, not one mention of responders wearing personal protection for carbon monoxide when entering a building on a CO call. Please wear personal carbon monoxide monitors at all times when on the job.
Suburban Firefighting: Carbon Monoxide Alarms By Jerry Knapp
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are often our most misunderstood call. If you understand a few simple facts about CO, it makes your job much easier and more effective. There are really only three scenarios for us to operate in: - Most ...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.” 
Toast for the day.

Three people rescued from toxic fumes 
Saffron Walden Reporter, By Nick Thompson,
An 84-year-old man and two women have been treated for the possible side effects of breathing in carbon monoxide from a faulty boiler at a house in Littlebury.

Lauren Project to receive $7500 for carbon monoxide detectors  The Coloradoan
To that end, board members agreed during last Monday night's regular session to donate $7500 to The Lauren Project for the purchase of 300 carbon monoxide detectors. "One of our goals is to have at least one working detector in all homes in the ...

House With Carbon Monoxide Issue Inspected 
WFMY News 2
Greensboro, NC -- Inspectors checked out the Lynnette Drive house where police found a carbon monoxide detector going off with three children inside. David Caudle, with We Can Home Improvement, said everything he checked out was working normally and ...

3 sickened by carbon monoxide in Allentown 
Allentown Morning Call, By Frank Warner,
Three members of an Allentown family were sickened Wednesday evening when carbon monoxide drifted into their second-story apartment from a propane heater on the floor below, fire officials said. ...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 16, 2011

“Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed.” 
Samuel L. Jackson (1948 –

8th Grader from Hawaii Wins Grand Prize in CPSC's Carbon Monoxide Poster Contest 
NEWS from CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Finalists from California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Greensboro police rescue children from gas-filled home 
Greensboro News & Record By Dioni L. Wise
GREENSBORO — Police credit a quick-thinking neighbor with saving three children left alone in a home filled with near-lethal levels of carbon monoxide on Monday night. But Essam Yousef said officers performed true heroics by breaking ...

Protecting Yourself From Carbon Monoxide 
WFMY News 2
Oak Ridge, NC -- After three children were found semi-conscious from carbon monoxide exposure in Greensboro, it's important to make sure you know what to look for and do at your house that could save your life. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer ...

Peru Mall opens back up after carbon monoxide leak 
LaSalle News Tribune
By Jeff Dankert Peru Mall opened back up at 2:30 pm after closing at 11 am because of a carbon monoxide leak, which sent more than 12 people to the hospital with headaches, Peru police chief Doug Bernabei said. By 12:15 pm the leak had been detected ...

Bid to cut carbon monoxide deaths 
Belfast Telegraph
All new homes will have to be fitted with carbon monoxide alarms under reforms expected to be announced at the Assembly. Finance Minister Sammy Wilson is poised to announce the change in building regulations. The move, which it is understood will be ...

Pensioner taken to Addenbrooke's with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning 
Cambridge News
An 84-year-old man has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Essex Fire Service was called just after 9am to Walden Road, Littlebury, and on arrival firefighters found excessive smoke on the ground floor of the ...

Out of heating fuel panic often triggers this kind of poisoning.
Family Saved from Home Filled With Carbon Monoxide 
Long Island Press By Rashed Mian on March 16th, 2011
A Brentwood woman was arrested for reckless endangerment after she used a barbeque grill inside her home that caused her family to suffer carbon monoxide poisoning, Suffolk County police said. ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011

“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.”
Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)

Fire department to get carbon monoxide monitors
The Tennessean
Battalion Chief Greg Baltimore demonstrates the Franklin Fire Department's CO-oximeter, a tool that measures a person's carbon monoxide exposure with a sensor that clips to their finger. The department will soon get six additional sensors. ...

Lake County General Health District warns of carbon monoxide poisoning risks
By John Arthur Hutchison The Lake County General Health District is reminding people to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning. Cold weather and windy conditions may prompt the use of alternative heating and power sources, so officials want ...

Follow up A hotel in West Seneca has been evacuated after carbon monoxide was ...
A West Seneca code enforcement official says there are no carbon monoxide detectors in the Hampton Inn on Ridge Road. Nine people staying at the Hampton Inn were hospitalized, and all were treated and released. It was an incident that some say could ...

Fifty Mount Vernon Terrace residents were temporarily displaced Sunday
Waynesboro Record Herald
“We had a reading of a high level of carbon monoxide when we entered the basement. We backed out quick and checked the units.” Martin said the residents of the first unit were immediately evacuated because the apartment was showing a CO reading. ...

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
Robert Frost (1874-1963)

All responders should wear personal carbon monoxide monitors on every 911 building entry. Please do not enter buildings unprotected from carbon monoxide. We cannot afford to harm or lose those that are trying to save and assist us. The use of personal CO monitors has also been known to aid in the random discovery of automotive leaks that put those that spend hours of time driving or in idled traffic at risk from being poisoned and affected by various carbon monoxide levels.
Senior and police officer treated for carbon monoxide poisoning 
Red River Valley Echo, By Greg Vandermeulen
ALTONA- An Altona woman is still in hospital after carbon monoxide poisoning, due to a vehicle left running in her garage early March 11. Police say the 79-year-old woman returned home with her vehicle at about 8:30 pm on March 10, ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Forces Evacuation of Local Hotel
Once on location, fire investigators found high levels of carbon monoxide in the lower levels of the hotel. The hotel was evacuated. A total of 12 hotel guests reported feeling ill. Nine people were transported by ambulance to Millard Gates Hospital ...

Carbon monoxide exposure hospitalizes 5 workers at Atlantic County farm
The Star-Ledger - By AP
HAMMONTON — Five workers at a southern New Jersey farm were hospitalized today after being ...

The New Tyranny: Carbon Monoxide Detectors? 
A Montana representative introduced a bill to repeal a local law requiring landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in rental properties. Republican Representative Wayne C. Stahl explained that he is philosophically “opposed to mandates. ...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12, 2011

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” John Wooden 1910 -

Time to change batteries in smoke, carbon dioxide detectors
 Mercury-Register Note incorrect published headline referencing carbon dioxide
Local fire officials are reminding citizens to change smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries when they change their clocks this weekend for daylight savings time. Carbon monoxide detectors are rare in this area, but under a new state law ...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Soon Required by Law KHSL
Chico Fire Department Information Officer Marie Fickert says, “Daylight savings time occurs every six months, and that's when the Chico Fire Department recommends that everyone change their smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries. ...

Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
With the proper precautions, you can greatly reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. But, despite your best efforts, unanticipated dangerous incidents may still occur. A good safety precaution is to install at least one carbon monoxide detector ...

Keeping watch on CO poisoning
 Abbotsford Times
Now that spring is starting to show its face, there's one danger we can't just wait to disappear: carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is a by-product of burning gas, oil and other fuels. Everything from a blocked chimney to an improperly installed gas ...

Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

“Your silence will not protect you.” Audre Lorde (1934-1992)

NOTE: This first article out of Manchester contains dangerous and misleading information about when “most CO detectors” alarm.
REMEMBER the Winston Churchill quote “ A lie can travel half way around the world before the truth gets its’ pants on.”
Fire-Rescue-EMS responds to carbon monoxide incident
Reminder Newspapers
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS responded to a second serious carbon monoxide incident of the winter season, which resulted in two adults and one child being transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital. ...

Jail kitchen staff, inmates treated for carbon monoxide poisoning 
The Herald Journal
A dozen inmates and three staff members at the Cache County Jail were treated Thursday afternoon for carbon monoxide poisoning after a cooking appliance in the jail's kitchen malfunctioned. Jail Lt. Matt Bilodeau said a staff member working in the ...

Family of six overcome by carbon monoxide in Winnipeg home  Winnipeg Free Press
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg fire department says a family of six had to be taken to hospital after they were exposed to carbon monoxide in their home. A company monitoring a carbon monoxide detector in the house had called for help. ...

Deadline looms for CO alarms 
Albany Democrat Herald
Steve Whippo of PM Property Managment in Albany shows a carbon monoxide detector he is installing in his rentals. (David Patton/Democrat-Herald) Oregon has been working to save people from carbon monoxide (CO), and an important date in that drive is ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
Lincoln News Messenger
After about ten days of this we began to wonder why we were not getting better, so we called the Fire Dept. who came to our house to test for carbon monoxide. Their meters did not register any carbon monoxide, but as they were leaving, they suggested ...

7 Children Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Smoke Inhalation in Pennsylvania Fire  IBTimes Hong Kong
Seven children died Tuesday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation after a fire engulfed a home in a central Pennsylvania farming town, according to a local coroner. "It's just a terrible, terrible tragedy. Seven young children. ...

Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning
Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
By Special to the Times Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can cause serious health problems even at low levels of exposure. Ensuring that carbon monoxide never enters your home is the first step in protecting ...

Carbon monoxide prevents hepatic mitochondrial membrane permeabilization
7thSpace Interactive
Low concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) protect hepatocytes against apoptosis and confers cytoprotection in several models of liver. Mitochondria are key organelles in cell death control via their membrane permeabilization and the release of ...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011

Carbon monoxide alarms save lives. They also often result in further discovery that a combustion appliance has malfunctioned. This is inexpensive insurance for landlords and homeowners.
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

Move clocks ahead by one hour this weekend 
Greenville News
When you change your clocks this weekend, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The Glassy Mountain Fire Department is hoping people will remember to do that when daylight saving time begins at 2 am Sunday, ...

Carbon Monoxide In Local Businesses 
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Carbon monoxide has been a big issue around the region because of the volume of snow. Monday morning, fire officials detected low levels of carbon monoxide inside "Her Look," a business on Meadow Lane in South Burlington. ...

Storm's aftermath: water, fire and ice woes
Carbon monoxide alerts sounded in Burlington homes. And three Queen City motorists fried their vehicles to a crisp. Damage reports are still filtering in from Monday's monster snowstorm. Some offer cautionary lessons; others simply illustrate the ...

Alarm alert reinforces carbon monoxide message 
Reading Post
A crew manager from Dee Road fire station recommended the detectors after the crew were called out to an alarm in Valerie Court, Coley, on Wednesday night. Crew manager Rob Read said: “Quite rightly they rang for us and we checked they were all right, ...

Local school safe again after carbon monoxide scare
This March 8, 2011 photo taken from a News 4 newscast shows Jefferson Elementary school where a carbon monoxide scare caused an evacuation on Tuesday. ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The St. Louis Public Schools district says Jefferson Elementary is safe after ...

Proof of smoking problem is in the puffing 
St. Joseph Hospital has started testing carbon monoxide levels to help smokers see the benefits of quitting. ORANGE – It's still early in the quitting process for this group of ex-smokers who munch sunflower seeds, chew gum and suck ...

Valleys mum takes carbon monoxide fight to Assembly
 South Wales Argus By Jessica Best »
A VALLEYS mother whose son and grandparents died from carbon monoxide poisoning is taking her campaign about the dangers of the deadly gas to the Assembly Government. Adele Forbes, 27, from Fleur-de-Lys, lost her five-year-old son ...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011

Indoor barbeque product raises questions and concerns

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Fire Chief: “..introducing the propane cylinders into the home environment is creating yet another death trap for firefighters.”

Gas Company Service Manager: “I will share this with our servicemen as something to look out for on CO calls etc. I would advocate that this should be outdoor use only! The real scary part is that you can add the charcoal briquettes to improve the flavor – it says when using outdoors but people can be rather slow sometimes.”

Fire Prevention Educator: “The only good thing (if you can call it good), it will definitely provide job security for all of us.  I don’t like that type of job security."

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Four taken to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah after carbon monoxide poisoning
Appleton Post Crescent
NEENAH- Four members of a Neeha family were hospitalized early Tuesday for exposure to s of a Neenah family were hospitalized early Tuesday for exposure to lethal doses of carbon monoxide in their home in the 200 block of Grant Street. The names of the victims were not immediately available. ...NOTE: The article references incorrectly PPM or Parts Per Million as parts per milligrams!

UES Building Evacuated Amid High Carbon Monoxide Levels -
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Two Kentucky Men Die In Ohio Of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
LEX18 Lexington KY News
A tragic story in Ohio has devastated a central Kentucky family after two brothers died over the weekend from what appears to be carbon monoxide poisoning. The two men, Michael and Kenneth Lewis, were in Ohio doing construction to earn money. ...

Missouri fire marshal advises changing smoke alarm batteries when you change ...
Carthage Press
“The two time change weekends each year are great reminders to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors,” said State Fire Marshal Randy Cole. “Across the United States, 80 percent of the children who die in home fires are killed in ...

Second Carbon Monoxide Leak at Baltimore School has Parents Concerned
Last month it was reported that six students at Dickey Hill Elementary & Middle School complained of illness believed to be related to a carbon monoxide (CO) leak at the school. Baltimore fire officials stated ...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6, 2011

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." Stephen Hawking (1942

Carbon monoxide detectors required for every home under new state law
To meet current safety laws, that home would need at least six tamper-proof smoke alarms and three carbon monoxide detectors. We're talking over $200 worth of devices just to meet the minimum requirements. “Actually, that is pretty cheap protection ...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5, 2011

“History is a relentless master.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Shelbyville woman still hospitalized after carbon monoxide accident
WAVE SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) By Connie Leonard -–
A Shelbyville woman is still hospitalized more than a month after her family was found in their home unconscious from carbon monoxide poisoning. Friday night as friends pulled together to help ...

Seven hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at Portland hotel
Seven people were taken to Portland hospitals Friday afternoon after a carbon monoxide leak at the Residence Inn on Fore Street. Portland Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne says they were called by a local hospital at 12:25 after two ...

Daily routine poisons family with carbon monoxide SOUTH SACRAMENTO –
Sacramento Fire Department said small amounts of carbon monoxide leaking out of a car in a garage being leaked into the house over several days, causing an entire family to be sent to the hospital. A grandmother, a three-year old, ...

Little Rock Couple Found Dead After Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Lieutenant Terry Hastings tells us they believe the individuals may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Police say this death does not appear to be suspicious in any way--just a tragic accident. Family members of the victims are distraught as you ...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Sac Fire: Carbon monoxide fumes send 3 to hospital
SACRAMENTO, CA - Two children and their grandmother were transported to a Sacramento hospital late Thursday afternoon after the woman reported feeling sick, very likely from carbon monoxide fumes, according to firefighters. ...

Australian Government Recognizes Carbon Monoxide Dangers

TopNews United States
Parliament passed a bill this morning to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. It will take anywhere from eight to 12 months before the bill is operating in full force, depending on when all the states and territories have done the work to be .....and rental units that use gas-powered devices will have to be inspected two times annually.

KCK Probes Odd Carbon Monoxide Case
KMBC Kansas City
Investigators said they were trying to figure out how two students at a Kansas City, Kan., elementary school were exposed to elevated levels of carbon monoxide. The two students at Whittier Elementary School said they felt ill and tests showed that ...

Pure oxygen treats carbon-monoxide poisoning
Detroit Free Press
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that results from combustion. It is emitted by vehicle tailpipes, home furnace flues and space heaters. When piping or other parts fail, or when combustion occurs without enough ventilation, carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide leak forces apartment building evacuation
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) –
Three people wound up in the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at an Ogden apartment building. Officials say they found out about the problem at 140 28th Street around 9:30pm Tuesday after one person was taken to the ...

CO incidents on increase
StandardNet, By Scott Schwebke
OGDEN -- Four incidents within the last month involving carbon monoxide poisoning serve as a stark reminder of the importance of having working detectors to prevent serious injury and even death, Ogden's fire chief said Wednesday. ...

Many unaware of N.Y. CO detector law, BUFFALO, NY, –
Nearly half of New York state families are unaware a year-old law requires a carbon monoxide alarm in the home, a survey found. The survey, conducted in January by DecisionAnalyst on behalf of Kidde, a manufacturer of fire ...

sk-carbon-monoxide-1103Couple survives CO in home
A Prince Albert, Sask., man says he's lucky to be alive after a plugged air vent left his house filled with carbon monoxide. Orville Andres is fine now, but for about a week, he and his wife weren't feeling well. She was getting bad headaches and he ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Confucius (551 BC-479 BC)

Carbon monoxide sickens three people in Ogden
Salt Lake Tribune
One victim went to a hospital Tuesday complaining of flu-like symptoms, and doctors discovered high levels of carbon monoxide in the victim's bloodstream, Miller said. At about 9 pm, the hospital notified firefighters who went to the victim's apartment ...

Spring ahead on March 13th
WWLP 22News
So remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour at that time or before you go to bed on Saturday, March 12th. It is also a good idea to check the batteries in your home's smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies Due to ...
PR Newswire
Hazard: A crack can develop at the gas valve connection allowing natural gas to leak while the burner is in use, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Incidents/Injuries: Lennox has received 20 reports of cracks at the gas valve connection. ...

Capnography in the field By James J. Augustine
Carbon dioxide monitoring is a relatively new addition to the diagnostic tools for emergency medical service care providers. The technology has become reliable enough, and the packaging appropriate for field use (meaning that it ...

Make sure to pick the right CO detector
Ithaca Journal
Since Binghamton schools were closed for weather today, JLC attorney Scott Kurkoski said this Thank you for the article about Amanda's Law and the requirement for carbon monoxide detectors. Shortly after the technology became affordable, around 1993, ... REMEMBER: U.L. 2034 Listed carbon monoxide alarms were tested and listed to only alarm at 70, 150 and 400 PPM of CO after specific periods of waiting time, well above the evacuation levels firefighters and other emergency responders react to. Yes, make sure you pick the correct alarm.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

"History warns us that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions."
Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)

New Survey Regarding the Impact of Amanda's Law Reveals Many New York Families ...
PR Newswire
You can't see, taste or smell carbon monoxide, and the only safe way to detect it is with a working CO alarm. Media reports show that between 2003 and 2010, more than 400 people in New York suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, including at least ...

Carbon Monoxide Leak Closes Springfield Kaiser, By Will Sommer
A carbon monoxide leak this afternoon caused by construction equipment closed the Kaiser Permanente building in Springfield for the day. According to Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department Battalion Chief Craig ...

Carbon monoxide monitors being installed
Lifestyles Publications
Sun Country Regional Health Authority members learned more about the installation of carbon monoxide monitors during the authority's monthly meeting last week. The monitors are being installed in all facilities where residents sleep. ...