Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

“It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.” Irwin Edman (1896-1954)

One Dead, South Charleston Hotel Evacuated after Carbon Monoxide Detected
The Holiday Inn Express along Corridor G in South Charleston has been evacuated after carbon monoxide was detected inside the building. Kanawha County 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com a man was found dead in the hotel and three others taken to ...

Carbon monoxide leak forces Fresno PD evacs
ABC30.com (KFSN)
A carbon monoxide leak led to the evacuation of police headquarters in Downtown Fresno. Around 3:15 Monday afternoon an alarm went off in the boiler room alerting people to the leak. Fire personnel quickly responded and evacuated the bottom ...

Two treated after carbon monoxide leak
Peterborough Today
TWO people were taken to hospital following a suspected carbon monoxide gas leak at a home in Peterborough. Fire crews were called to the incident at a property in Belsize Avenue in Woodston at 2am yesterday. The two residents living in the house said ...

Windham Tech student alerts family to carbon monoxide danger
Reminder Newspapers
While everyone sought refuge from the cold in the family's two vehicles, the home's carbon monoxide detector began to sound. The family called 911 and waited for the fire department to arrive. “The fire department got here and came right back out to ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Alerts Homeowner to Dangerous Leak
KTUU.com By Ted Land Channel 2 News
A carbon monoxide scare in Anchorage last week is highlighting the dangers many homeowners face at this time of year. When Brian Ross arrived home from work last Tuesday evening, he opened the door to his Independence Park ...

Lauren Project reaching out to help other communities
Windsor Beacon
Lauren Johnson was a 2004 graduate of Windsor High School who died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in her Denver apartment while studying at Denver University. After her death, The Lauren Project was founded to prevent carbon monoxide deaths ...

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.” W. C. Fields (1880-1946)

Seven sickened in carbon monoxide leak
ABC2 News
BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Fire crews are trying to figure out what caused a carbon monoxide leak that made seven people sick. Crews responded to the 4000 block of Edgewood Road just after 9:00 pm for reports of a leak. Once on the scene, ...

Broken pipe vented carbon monoxide into home
Northumberland Today
Captain Brian Darling of the Cobourg Fire Department said the occupants of a Coverdale Avenue home displayed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning after firefighters responded to a report of the smell of gas on Jan. 18. "The call came in as a smell of ...

Firefighters respond to 17 CO calls already in 2012
NORTH BAY-Responding to carbon monoxide calls is a regular occurrence for North Bay firefighters. Most of these calls are the result of a dead battery in the carbon monoxide alarm or a CO alarm that has exceeded its expiration date and should be ...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29, 2012

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.” Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Oakhurst comes together after carbon monoxide deaths
Ten year old Alexis Montoya, her eight year old sister Jayden, their grandmother Diana, and their uncle, Bruce Hargett all died from carbon monoxide poisoning last January. Now First Alert is donating enough carbon monoxide alarms for every student at ...

Three Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Three people had to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday morning in Kinston after officials say an air duct in their home's heating system had a hole in it. Fire officials were called to the home on the 1400 block of Centennial Trail ...

Middleboro teen saves mom overcome by carbon monoxide
Wicked Local By Alice C. Elwell
A 16-year-old girl in Middlelboro saved her mother and herself life Saturday morning by calling for help after her mother collapsed after being overcome by carbon monoxide. $20.00 OFF Any Service of $200 or more.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012

“On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.” Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Carbon monoxide alarms are saving lives in the Bay
Bay Today
Most of these calls are the result of a dead battery in the carbon monoxide alarm or a CO alarm that has exceeded its expiration date and should be replaced. So far this January, 17 CO calls have been received, 4 of which fire crews confirmed levels of ...

Woman Dies After Carbon Monoxide Leak
WMTW Portland
LEBANON, Maine -- York County sheriff deputies said they are investigating after a woman died following a carbon monoxide leak on Friday afternoon. Deputies said the leak happened at 498 Little River Road in Lebanon. Members of the Lebanon Rescue ...

CO poisoned workers get dose of O2 from hyperbaric chambers
(WEAU) – Doctors in Eau Claire took on three patients, all poisoned by carbon monoxide while on the job. A total of 13 people were taken to the hospital after a carbon monoxide scare at Chippewa Bi-Products in Alma Center on Thursday morning.

Victim in fatal fire died of smoke, carbon monoxide inhalation
Ventura County Star
A 59-year-old woman killed in an apartment fire in Thousand Oaks Thursday died from asphyxia due to smoke and carbon monoxide inhalation, officials said. The death was ruled an accident by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office.

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

“There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.”
Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Carbon monoxide incident evacuates Amelia Drive building
Nantucket Island Inquirer
The Nantucket Fire Department is at the scene of a carbon monoxide incident on Amelia Drive this morning, where the occupants have been evacuated. Firefighters responded to 12 Amelia Drive around 9 am Friday morning, and carbon monoxide ...

Carbon Monoxide Concern Closes Skiatook Day Care
News On 6
School was cancelled Thursday and the facility was closed because of concerns about possible carbon monoxide. Firefighters detected slightly higher than normal carbon monoxide levels. Concerns about possible high concentrations of carbon monoxide ...

UPDATE: 13 slaughterhouse employees sickened by possible carbon monoxide exposure
WKBT La Crosse
13 people are sickened after possibly being exposed to carbon monoxide fumes at a Jackson County slaughterhouse. Emergency crews were sent to Chippewa Bi Products near Alma Center just before 10:00 am Thursday for a report of someone who had passed out ...

Three D.C. residents hospitalized from carbon monoxide leak
Washington Times By Joseph Weber
Michael Lee Beidler of Washington, DC, makes phone calls outside of a row house in which three people were taken to the hospital, one in critical condition, for carbon monoxide poisoning at 1721 P St. NW, Washington, DC, Thursday, Jan.

3 treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Buffalo News By Lou Michel
Three Grand Island residents suffered carbon monoxide poisoning early today and were taken by Twin City Ambulance to Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston for treatment, authorities said. It is believed that the injured were two adults ...

Carbon monoxide-based sickle cell treatment to be tested in Jamaica
Stabroek News By Stabroek editor (Jamaica Observer)
Despite its toxicity, the colourless[sic], odourless[sic] carbon monoxide will form the basis for a new treatment to be tested among sicklers in Jamaica, ...

Carbon Monoxide: A small molecular compound with enormous impact
Capital Flyer
It's not a stealth B-2 Spirit bomber or F-35 Lightning II fighter; it's a simple compound found everywhere on earth made of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that is a byproduct of ...

Follow up
Lack of Carbon Monoxide Detectors At USMMA
Great Neck Record

But the recent evacuation of 39 midshipmen, who were rescued from a dorm with dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, underscored the timeliness of having those questions answered. Had the odorless, colorless, deadly gas been emitted from the faulty water ...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012

“Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”
Will Durant (1885-1991)

High levels of carbon monoxide found in West Hazleton duplex
Standard Speaker By KENT JACKSON 
Residents of a double house in West Hazleton who thought they had the flu instead were suffering early symptoms of poisoning from deadly carbon monoxide gas, Shawn Evans, the first assistant fire chief for West Hazleton, ...

Mom, children sickened by carbon monoxide
Republican & Herald BY STEPHEN J. PYTAK
Pottsville firefighters set up smoke ejectors at 1102 Fairmont Ave., on Wednesday after carbon monoxide gases filled the house and sickened a woman and her children.

Carbon monoxide forces evacuation of fraternity house in Bloomfield
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com By Tomas Dinges
Fifteen people were evacuated from a Bloomfield College fraternity house after carbon monoxide alarm triggered in the basement of the Austin Pl. building. BLOOMFIELD — Fifteen students were evacuated from a ...

Lincoln Park apartment building gets heat, hot water shut off
Chicago Tribune
Residents of a high-rise Lincoln Park apartment building are without heat and hot water after Peoples Gas found a blocked chimney was allowing dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide to build up. A letter from the property manager to residents of ...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

“Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.”
James Anthony Froude (1818-1894)

Branchburg residence evacuated due to carbon monoxide poisoning
BRANCHBURG — The Branchburg Rescue Squad responded to a call about an unconscious woman at a private residence on Route 28 in North Branch Monday night, only to discover her home was filled with carbon monoxide, according to Deputy Chief Tommy Dade of ...

UCSB student educates community about the dangers of carbon monoxide
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
"I think it was the cold medicine, but it was really the carbon monoxide that was slowly knocking me out," said Sedaghat. The next morning, Nikkie didn't wake up, and she was rushed to the hospital. "They induced a coma and I was in a coma for 35 days ...

Tulsa Family To Buy Carbon Monoxide Detector After Morning Scare
News On 6
Shortly before 3:30 am Tulsa Fire got a call about possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in the 12500 block of East 18th Street. Firefighters found a 28-year-old Marco Villeasenor, his 30-year-old wife, Mayu and their two daughters, Sabrina, 4, ...

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
The call by labour [sic] officials followed a tragedy on Monday in which four Indians died after they inhaled carbon monoxide fumes. The room had no windows or ventilation and the poisonous fumes caused their death, Daily Tribune reported.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” Erica Jong (1942,)

Carbon monoxide leak sickens Tulsa family
By Don Bishop
A man, a woman and two children are sickened by carbon monoxide inside their home and taken to the hospital overnight. Firemen responded to a house at 12508 East 18th Street at 3:25 am Tuesday. Investigators found a natural gas leak ...

15 Treated for Carbon Monoxide Inhalation in North Lawrence
Patch.com By Stephen J. Bronner
Fifteen people were treated by local fire departments for carbon monoxide inhalation on Monday in North Lawrence after a leak was discovered at a commercial food shipping company, according to the chief of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst ...

Faulty gas heaters blamed for carbon monoxide that triggered Bridgewater ...
The Patriot Ledger By Amy Carboneau
Firefighters evacuated more than 40 people from a building on First Street Monday after carbon monoxide levels from faulty gas heaters soared, Deputy Fire Chief Tom Levy said. Carbon monoxide numbers were found to be in the hundreds.

Carbon monoxide leak injures woman
MyFox Tampa Bay
What was thought to be a gas leak turned out to be carbon monoxide. Firefighters say they found elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas inside the single story duplex. The victim, who authorities decline to identify, lives alone and was ...

High levels of carbon monoxide found in home
Leavenworth Times By John Richmeier
Firefighters found “a lot” of carbon monoxide over the weekend at a Leavenworth residence, a Fire Department spokesman said. The problem was reported at 5:58 am Sunday at 3537 Tudor Drive. “They had a CO detector going off,” ...

Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Family of 8
Patch.com By Patch Staff
A recently installed carbon monoxide alarm saved a Roseville family Jan. 18 after the alarm sounded and the family evacuated their home on Vernon Oaks Drive. When Roseville Firefighters arrived on scene, they found the family of eight ...

Livestock identified as having biggest impact on global warming - even more ...
Daily Mail
The animals play a major role in the emission of methane - a gas with a much more lethal impact on global warming than the usual suspect carbon dioxide. Livestock is known to release a huge amount of methane through belching and flatulence, ...

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
Will Durant (1885-1991)

Carbon monoxide leak forces Hoboken condo evacuation
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com By Charles Hack
HOBOKEN - A carbon monoxide leak forced residents of a condo building on Willow Avenue to evacuate their homes Saturday afternoon. Hoboken firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the 10-unit building at 627 Willow ...

Four Hyde Park residents taken to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide exposure
The Boston Globe By Globe Staff
Four Hyde Park residents were taken to a local hospital early today, suffering from possible carbon monoxide poisoning, Boston fire officials said. The residents at 71 Warren Ave. were taken out of a single family building at 7:38 am by ...

Carbon monoxide is deadly, so be safe with generators and heaters
Snoqualmie Valley Record
You can't see or smell carbon monoxide, but the gas, given off by generators, grills and other fuel-powered machines, can quickly, silently kill. With many Valley residents still without power and severe winter weather ahead, King County asks residents ...

Survivor claims husband died from carbon monoxide poisoning in suit against ...
Madison County Record
A surviving wife has filed suit against the manufacturer of a propane tank, which she claims created a tank that allowed users to die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Paula Underhill claims her recently deceased husband, Galen Underhill, and their son, ...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012

“A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.” 
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)

Irondequoit incident highlights the importance of having carbon monoxide ...
Penfield Post
Next to her fireplace, homeowner Yehedga Beyene holds the pair of carbon monoxide detectors that Irondequoit fire officials say saved the lives of her family. By Linda Quinlan, staff writer Irondequoit Fire Marshall Gregory Merrick is convinced that it ...

Using stove for heat can be fatal
Tulsa World
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a bigger problem than most people think. {Photo - Airco Services heating and cooling technician Dave Spears uses a carbon monoxide detector probe to check for cracks and leaks in this outside gas furnace heat exchanger. ...}

Several Sickened by CO at Hockey Rink
Patch.com By Tom Sofield
Several people were sickened by carbon monoxide fumes Saturday evening at the Wintersport Ice Sports Arena in Hatboro. After a game of ice hockey, as the Zamboni smoothed the ice, about a dozen people in the arena began to fall ill and ...

Cornwall campsite owners in carbon monoxide plea
BBC News
Caravan and campsite owners in Cornwall are being urged to sign up to the carbon monoxide awareness register. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said it wanted site owners to make their clients aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. ...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21, 2012

“Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that's in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's [sic] prize.”
John Stuart Blackie (1809-1895)

2 families with poss. carbon monoxide poisoning
The Seattle Times
Two families in the Seattle suburb of Kent were taken to hospitals Friday night after suffering separate cases of possible carbon monoxide poisoning. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. King County emergency officials are ...

Woody Creek family 'lucky' after carbon monoxide scare
Aspen Daily News
A Woody Creek family was “very lucky” to escape unharmed Thursday night after Aspen firefighters, detecting high levels of carbon monoxide in their home, awoke them. The family, who lives in the Woody Creek subdivision, shares the home with a woman who ...

Carbon monoxide detector credited with saving Roseville family
Sacramento Bee
Roseville fire officials say a carbon monoxide detector saved a family from possible illness or death. Roseville firefighters responded about 11:45 pm Wednesday to a report that a carbon monoxide detector had activated at a home in the 600 block of ...

Winter storm safety tips
Seatlepi.com By amyduncan
Green Lake - Carbon monoxide poisoning can kill you. Carbon monoxide ... For a full list of carbon monoxide prevention tips and other safety and disaster information in English and other languages, visit www.kingcounty.gov/health/disaster. Staying warm ...

Ignoring carbon monoxide detectors
WWLP 22News
Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because unlike smoke, you can't see it, and you can't smell it. And in the case of what happened here in Westfield Thursday, sometimes it's not discovered until it's too late. A housekeeper called 9-1-1 around 3 ...

East Granby Mourns the Passing of Beloved Music Teacher
Crete Kochanek, a teacher at three schools in the district, died of carbon monoxide poisoning Thursday evening in Westfield, Mass. By Ted Glanzer The students, staff and parents of the East Granby school district were in mourning Friday with the ...

Paramedics' carbon monoxide monitors may have saved life in Jersey City
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com By Summer Dawn Hortillosa
Carbon monoxide monitors may have saved at least one life at a Jersey City warehouse earlier this month. On Jan. 11 at 4:45 pm, Jersey City Medical Center EMS paramedics responded to Continental Terminals, ...

State offers tips for staying safe, healthy during floods and clean-up
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. If carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected, seek fresh air and consult with a health care professional right away. Home safety: If there is standing water in your home, never turn power on or off yourself ...

Before you crank the heat, test your carbon monoxide detector
CTV Saskatoon
That has prompted a reminder about the importance of carbon monoxide detectors. Dave Davies, a fire safety officer in Prince Albert, says carbon monoxide can become dangerous very quickly. "(Carbon monoxide is) a silent killer and it can accumulate in ...

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.” Henry Drummond (1851-1897)

Power Outages Raise Threat of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Lake Stevens Journal
“Anything that burns consumes oxygen and emits carbon monoxide (CO). It doesn't take very long for the levels to become lethal in a confined space.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 500 people die of CO poisoning each year in the ...

3 exposed to carbon monoxide at restaurant
Three people were taken by ambulance from a Great Neck restaurant and bakery to hospitals to be treated for carbon monoxide ...

Carbon monoxide death in Westfield
WWLP 22News
The man is still in the hospital however Lt. Kousch did not have an update on his condition. The Detective Bureau and the Fire Department are now investigation what may have caused the carbon monoxide backup in the home.

Carbon monoxide leak injures two
ABC2 News
BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Fire crews and BGE are trying to figure out the cause of a carbon monoxide leak that injured two people. Fire crews responded to the 1200 block of North Spring Street for the reported leak. Units arrived on the scene to find ...

Carbon monoxide forces family from home
Daily Local News
COATESVILLE -- Nine people were left homeless when a carbon monoxide scare in their home in the 500 block of Walnut Street forced them to evacuate, the city fire department reported. At about 3:30 pm Wednesday, the department responded to the residence ...

Office Of The State Fire Marshal Urges Citizens To Identify Signs Of The End ...
eNews Park Forest
As a new year has started, the Office of the State Fire Marshal warns residents across the state to pay special attention to the distinct signals sent by carbon monoxide alarms when their life has expired. Frequently, people may believe that a beep ...

Faulty furnace piece leads to carbon monoxide scare
Conway Daily Sun
Both times, carbon monoxide detectors saved them from being poisoned. At around 1 am on Sunday Dec. 18, the carbon monoxide alarm went off unexpectedly in the home of Evert and Kirsti Ekbergh. They opened the windows, fetched their cat, Sid, ...

Motorized pumps used for flood relief caused evacuation
Carbon monoxide leak evacuation over
MetroNews Canada
CALGARY - About 300 residents of a downtown Calgary highrise that were forced out into the cold by a carbon monoxide leak are being allowed to go home. The Calgary Fire Department evacuated the building around 6 am Wednesday and put residents on ...

Carbon monoxide kills – protect yourself and your family
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can kill. In the winter months, when people use their heating appliances more frequently, there are often more cases/incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone to have their ...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

“Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.”
Louis L'Amour (1908-1988)

Carbon monoxide found in Waynesboro apartment house
Waynesboro Record Herald By Nancy Mace
Seven residents of an apartment building at 123 W. Main St. were treated in Waynesboro Hospital and released after high readings of carbon monoxide were discovered at their home Tuesday afternoon. The furnace in the building was shut down ...

Safety experts remind parents that children are vulnerable to carbon monoxide ...
The Republic
Safety experts at Nashville's Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt remind parents that children are especially vulnerable to carbon monoxide poisoning inside their homes. According to a news release from the hospital, children are often ...

Bow River flooding a factor in evacuation of a downtown building
Approximately 400 residents of a southwest apartment building were evacuated from their homes after carbon monoxide was found leaking into the complex. Fire crews got the initial call around 4:30 am on Wednesday to attend to the 17-storey building, ...

Carbon Monoxide Camping Initiative
Bude People By dawnrw
The service has teamed up with Hentland Fire and Security from Bodmin and the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness to help site owners keep their visitors safe this summer. The move follows two separate ...

9 people in hospital after carbon monoxide leak
Ealing Gazette
Six adults and three children were rushed to hospital after a carbon monoxide leak in a block of flats. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called to Taywood Road, in the Grand Union Village, Northolt, at about 8.30am on Thursday (19). ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

“If the end does not justify the means - what can?”
Edward Abbey (1927-1989)

Maryland to Weigh Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools
Southern Maryland Online By LIZZY MCLELLAN
ANNAPOLIS -- A Maryland lawmaker wants to require the use of carbon monoxide detectors in all public schools following two leaks of the harmful gas in a Baltimore school last February....

Carbon monoxide leak forces 400 from apartments
CBC News Calgary
A carbon monoxide leak has forced the evacuation of approximately 400 residents from a southwest Calgary apartment building in –30 C weather.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012

“Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.”
Tobias Smollett (1721-1771)

Apartment Building Evacuated Because of Carbon Monoxide
NBC Washington
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue evacuated an apartment building in Rockville, Md., Monday because of carbon monoxide. Six people were treated and one was transported to a hospital from the building at 12510 Viers Mill Road. ...

Arbutus and Halethorpe firefighters respond to carbon monoxide alarm in ...
Baltimore Sun
Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of a carbon monoxide alarm in Arbutus. A low level of carbon monoxide was discovered, and the scene was secured for BG&E. Frederick Road, 6300 block, ...

Letter: Cautionary tale: Carbon monoxide alarms saved lives
The Saginaw News - MLive.com
On December 16, my visiting family and I were talking, and I stressed they all needed to have a carbon monoxide alarm, even the family that lived in Florida. We did have an alarm in the house but moved it to the camper trailer, where people were sleeping, ... Note that headaches and symptoms were felt before U.L. 2034 carbon monoxide alarm made a sound.

Follow up
Family recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning
KAIT By Brandi Hunter, Video Journalist
SENATH, MO (KAIT) - Three Senath residents are recovering after being hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday morning. Senath police chief Omar Karnes said the Senath ambulance service responded to a ...

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Following Fatal Incidents FDNY Urges New Yorkers To Have Working Smoke ...
Yeshiva World News
Following a fatal fire and two carbon monoxide incidents with fatalities and serious injuries over the last several days, the FDNY is strongly urging all New Yorkers to have a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in their homes. ...

CO detectors not required in Manitoba Housing units
A Winnipeg woman says she was shocked to learn that carbon monoxide detectors are not required in public housing units, including the unit where a friend lives. Alison Nye said her 27-year-old friend, who is pregnant and has fetal alcohol spectrum ...

Carbon Monoxide Leaks in NE China, Casualties Unknown
Carbon monoxide leaks occurred in a steel company in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang province late Monday night, with casualties not immediately known, local authorities said. The leaks happened at around 10 pm in Acheng Iron ...

Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

12 people treated after Bronx carbon monoxide scare
NEW YORK (WABC) -- High levels of carbon monoxide forced the evacuation of an apartment building in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday. Nearly 100 residents were temporarily evacuated from the Valentine Avenue building after 5:30 am Carbon ...

Carbon monoxide in tent likely killed 2 men, dog
Sacramento Bee By Loretta Kalb
Two men and a dog were found dead inside their tent near the American River, just east of the Highway 160 bridge, the apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a camp stove inside the tent, Sacramento police said Sunday. ...

Follow up
Investigators Pinpoint Source Of Deadly Carbon Monoxide Leak That Killed ...
It appears a malfunctioning space heater lead to the deaths of a father and son from carbon monoxide Saturday in their Ozone Park home. That's according to New York 1, which is also reporting there was a carbon ...

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Family talks about carbon monoxide poisoning
KTNV Las Vegas By Jessica Janner Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) –
A family, hospitalized after their fills with carbon monoxide is finally out of the hospital Sunday, January 15, 2012. Twelve family members, including a 9-month-old and an 84-year-old man, were hospitalized; ...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15, 2012

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin (1903-1977)

There are many good reasons why all service providers should wear personal carbon monoxide monitors when going into any building; this especially includes fire and emergency personnel. The professional, personal monitors can help alert you to levels the $15 to $70, UL 2034 listed CO alarms purchased by consumers do not alert you to and do not protect them from. Illness symptoms may go unrecognized as CO poisoning, including apparent heart attacks unless low level alarms and personal monitors are used. Protect yourself as you protect others. Consumers should purchase and use low level carbon monoxide monitors to protect all who enter their home.

3 hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Karnes says the three received carbon monoxide poisoning and were in stable condition at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center as of 10 am Sunday. One family member went to the hospital Saturday for feeling sick and the chief says he believes it was due ...

7 Transported to Hospital for Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
By Stephen Jackson
Clark County Fire officials and several emergency units are at a house investigating possible carbon monoxide poisoning. The home is near Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

2 Dead in New York's Queens from Carbon Monoxide
CBS New York
New York - Two men were found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. Investigators know the levels were high enough to kill 29-year-old and…

CO detectors need attention
StandardNet By Loretta Park
It's that time of year when firefighters are called to respond to blaring carbon monoxide detectors. Windows and doors are kept shut to keep the cold out, so fresh air doesn't always get circulated in homes. Carbon monoxide is a ...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14, 2012

“Be of love a little more careful than of anything.”
E.E.Cummings (1894-1962)

Carbon monoxide suspected in illness of 5 people
Lansing State Journal
(WTW) — Five people suspected of being made ill from carbon monoxide fumes have been evacuated from a home outside Grand Rapids in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/Aae7yl ) that authorities believe Friday morning's problem ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning a dangerous threat to children during cold weather ...
Temperatures outside have been dropping quickly, so parents need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their homes — carbon monoxide. Poisonings from carbon monoxide (CO) are especially common during cold weather spells, ...

High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide Found In Wheeling Home
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
The Wheeling Fire Dept. responded to what turned out to be a carbon monoxide leak at a private residence Thursday, a department official said. Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said fire crews responded to a 911 call of "not feeling well" at 905 Wilshire Lane. ...

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: A Primer
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Carbon monoxide poisoning makes for headline news too often during the heating ... PHOTO: Dr. Aryeh Shander (right) and Ken Capek, administrative director of the Center of Hyperbaric Medicine, with a carbon monoxide detector.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2011

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
Aeschylus (525 BC-426 BC)

Detector Alerts Kansas City, KS Family To Carbon-Monoxide Danger
Five people including an infant were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in Kansas City, Kan., early Friday morning.

Tulsa Family Urges Carbon Monoxide Lessons After Deadly - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa ...
News On 6
Carbon monoxide levels, five times what is considered safe, were detected near the stove in the couple's apartment. Sarah says her dad loved his four kids, and five grandchildren. Sarah urges everyone to get a carbon monoxide ...

Details Emergency Rescue of 39 Midshipmen from USMMA Overcome with Carbon Monoxide ...
Great Neck Record
Chief Plakstis said that the 39 Alert firefighters who responded to the call quickly established that the source of the problem was carbon monoxide poisoning that stemmed from a faulty water heater in Barry Hall, but the gas had also spread to Jones ...

Be cautious of carbon monoxide poisoning
The Tennessean
She had a rather heartbreaking story to tell and wanted me to share a bit about carbon monoxide poisoning and hopefully to help save lives. Two of her relatives were killed in Clarksville. If you will remember back in September, Bikers Who Care was ...

Carbon monoxide tests on homes after family falls ill
Irish Independent By Greg Harkin
Fire safety experts will today carry out tests on homes in an estate where a family of four were treated for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple and their two children were treated at Sligo General Hospital after complaining ...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012

“American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it.”
Dave Barry (1947,) 

All Students Released from Hospital after Carbon Monoxide Scare
Patch.com By Mark Schieldrop
A repair crew is at St. Mary Parish at this hour working to repair a boiler that malfunctioned and sickened 13 St. Mary School students with carbon monoxide during a prayer service this morning. Five students were taken to the ...

Carbon Monoxide Calls Related to New Roofs
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth By Sara Story
Flower Mound officials encourage homeowners to double check newly-installed roofs after receiving an increased amount of calls regarding carbon monoxide. The Flower Mound Fire Department has experienced a significant increase in carbon ...

Cooler temperatures increase risk for carbon monoxide poisoning
WPSD Local 6
As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, everyone is urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices. “Carbon monoxide poisoning can ...

Follow up
Leaky Stove To Blame In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Death
KTUL (blog)
A leaky stove is likely the cause of a carbon monoxide poisoning that has killed one and left another in critical condition at a Tulsa hospital. Late Tuesday night EMSA responded a respiratory call at the Plaza Hills East Apartment complex in east ...

Gyrn Goch tent death 'classic' poisoning from barbecue fumes
BBC News
A woman who died while sleeping in a tent with a smouldering charcoal barbecue suffered "classic" carbon monoxide poisoning, an inquest has heard. Tracey Screen, 34, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, died while on holiday in Gwynedd with her husband and ...

Permission granted: Anchorage can get rid of tailpipe inspections, too
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
As in Fairbanks, the air in Anchorage has long since lost the toxic levels of carbon monoxide the inspections sought to counteract. Anchorage hasn't violated the federal rules since 1997. Fairbanks hadn't violated the rules since 2000. ...

Landfill gas can be converted into clean energy
Landfill gas comprises approximately 50% methane, 40% carbon dioxide, small quantities of oxygen and nitrogen, and over 100 other trace gases, including carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulphide. Whilst carbon dioxide is found in much greater quantities in ...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” Richard Dawkins (1941,)

Farmville woman lucky to be alive after carbon monoxide poisoning
“A lot of days I’d come home from work and eat supper and have a headache so bad I’d have a Tylenol before I went to bed,” said Nancy Oakley, possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Little did Oakley know, the furnace in her Farmville home was potentially ...

Carbon Monoxide Increases Fire Department Calls
The Daily Greenburgh
Instead they may release carbon monoxide into the air, which is just as deadly. "We probably respond more to actual carbon monoxide incidents as a result of malfunctioning heating units than we do fires," said Deputy Chief Syd Henry, who served as ...

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends 18 To Hospital In The Bronx
CBS New York
NEW YORK – More than a dozen people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide leak in a Bronx apartment building. Firefighters were called to the building on East 172nd Street when the first alarm went off at around ...

Dr. Jeff Hersh: Detecting carbon monoxide exposure
Oak Ridger
How would I know if this was from carbon monoxide poisoning? A: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is created when hydrocarbon compounds such as gasoline or natural gas are burned. Gas furnaces/water heaters, ...

Taxpayers spending millions on Old Town mill that keeps on polluting
Bangor Daily News
They have asked the DEP to allow the mill to more than double its permitted emissions of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that can be harmful to people with heart disease. NOTE: The Disagreement “Rather than spend money to solve the persistent air pollution problem, the mill owners want the state to relax pollution rules. They have asked the DEP to allow the mill to more than double its permitted emissions of carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas that can be harmful to people with heart disease. Old Town Fuel & Fiber says it’s too expensive to fix the carbon dioxide’s source — principally, a wood-burning boiler — and that continued pollution, which it characterizes as small, is a price the community should pay for the mill’s economic benefits. It has 216 employees.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012

“The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.” Israel Zangwill (1864-1926)

Another Carbon Monoxide Scare In Bridgeport
The flue on the furnace had worked itself loose so each time the furnace ran it released carbon monoxide into the apartments. The gas company arrived on scene and the furnace was repaired. Fire officials remained on the scene until 3:00pm ventilating ...

Stopping the 'silent killer' at its source
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas, is called the "silent killer." It almost was for one Santa Fe family recently. When Casey Stults' toddler daughter began having stomach aches in early December, Stults though it was the flu. ...

6 Hospitalized After Beverly Carbon Monoxide Leak
CBS Chicago
By Adam Harrington
At least six people were taken to the hospital early Monday from a home on the northern edge of the Beverly neighborhood.

Hoquiam man saves 5 people from carbon monoxide poisoning
A Hoquiam man may have saved five people from dying of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to fire department officials. Sunday night, Chris Cummings went to visit a friend in the 200 block of Garfield Street. When he arrived he noticed the five ...

Mansfield cops: Furnace blamed for sending 3 to hospital with carbon monoxide ...
Warren Reporter
At about noon, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center told township police that three people from Mansfield Village were in the emergency room with high levels of carbon monoxide exposure. The police went to the affected building along with ...

Another carbon monoxide poisoning in Yerevan
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Another case of carbon monoxide poisoning was recorded in Armenia's capital, Yerevan, on Monday. Information was received from the first aid hotline that Yerevan apartment resident Anna Marutyan, 30, was hospitalized for symptoms of carbon monoxide ...

Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9, 2011

“A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.” Michel de Montaigne (1553-1592)

Pain, loss and injury are motivators
Smoke detector sales up in Greenwich after Stamford blaze
Ct Post
A display of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at Feinsod Hardware includes a poster  that advertises smoke and carbon monoxide detectors   ...

Family Evacuated For High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide
High levels of carbon monoxide forced a Brookline family from their home Sunday afternoon. Fire officials received a call at about 4 pm for high readings of carbon monoxide at the home on Cutler Lane. A mother and son who live at the home were taken to ...

Carbon monoxide leak at Kings Point academy
Newsday By EMILY NGO
At least 38 people were taken from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point to area hospitals for evaluation late Sunday night after carbon monoxide was discovered leaking from a water heater...

Family survives carbon monoxide fumes
LIGONIER — A West Noble High School teacher and his wife are hoping that others can learn a valuable lesson following a carbon monoxide incident at their home last week. Monte and Jenny Mawhorter of rural ...

Experts warn of carbon monoxide leaks
Lawrence Journal World
In the past few years, Coffman, owner of Airtight Energy Audits, has visited between 25 to 30 homes that have had high levels of carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas produced by incomplete burning of fuels. And, he has seen at least 10 homes ...

Follow up
Chester landlord pleads guilty to endangerment
Delaware County Daily Times
Jeffrey Bobb, 43, of Cherry Hill, NJ, was arrested in January 2010 after a tenant in his property on the 1100 block of Madison Street had to be evacuated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Chester Fire ...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 8, 2012

“Conviction without experience makes for harshness.”
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

Fireman's close call underscores danger of carbon monoxide, need for detectors
The Herald Journal Tyler Larson
Craig Humphreys was demonstrating how to test for carbon monoxide with a four gas monitor at the Logan City Fire Department Saturday morning.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 7, 2012

“Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms.” Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)

10 People Hospitalized In Bridgeport For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Hartford Courant
They took 10 residents from the building, six men, two women, a girl around the age of seven, and a boy around the age of four. All residents were showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were all still alert.

Carbon Monoxide Detected in South Dallas School
A Hazardous Material team detected high levels of carbon monoxide inside Irma Rangler High School Friday morning. Around 500 students and faculty members were evacuated from Irma Lerma Rangel High School Friday morning, after someone reported smelling ...

Danvers fire chief criticizes response to carbon monoxide leak at apartment ...
Boston.com By Justin A. Rice, Town Correspondent
A woman was sent to the hospital last month after a carbon monoxide leak at her apartment was magnified by the fact that the complex's maintenance team had turned off six carbon monoxide monitors when they started ...

Lafayette Fire Department receives grant award for $22000
KATC Lafayette News
Pulse oximeters provide firefighters a non-invasive monitoring of blood oxygenation and carbon monoxide levels in both civilians and firefighters, providing a quick way of detecting Carbon monoxide poisoning. Fire fighters currently monitor CO ...

Manheim Firefighters To Distribute Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
WGAL Lancaster
Now, Manheim firefighters are going door to door with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The Fire Department has about 250 detectors to hand out and install thanks to a donation from the VFW and a discount from Longenecker's Hardware. ...