Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Carbon Monoxide News October 10, 2012 - updated frequently

“We are all tourists in history." Anatole Broyard (1920-1990, bio link)

Carbon monoxide has been busy as the CO News posts today include poisonings & alerts in homes, apartments, a daycare, a school, motel, and a church. Are you aware of carbon monoxide threats in and away from home? It is best to be warned of its’ presence before you get sick.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

CO News links
9 hospitalized after possible carbon monoxide leak in Beaver County
WPXI Pittsburgh
Nine people were taken to an area hospital after a possible carbon monoxide leak Tuesday morning in Beaver County. According to 911 dispatchers, the residents of a home on Connecticut Avenue in Rochester reported feeling sick about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Three children at Chambersburg apartment building hospitalized for carbon ...
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Nine people had to find somewhere else to stay after a faulty furnace led to high carbon monoxide levels at this 321 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg apartment building. It was the first day the heat was turned on this season, according to the landlord.

Rescuers wear breathing apparatus at 35 PPM of CO
Shreveport family hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning
KSLA-TV By Carolyn Roy
Firefighters were able to determine that the carbon monoxide was coming from a gasoline-powered generator running in the house. Levels exceeding 35 parts per million can create nausea, vomiting and headaches, therefore this family was in extreme danger" according to Fire Chief Craig Mulford. "The Shreveport Fire Department's policy is that a self-contained breathing apparatus must be worn if carbon monoxide levels reach more than 35 parts per million."

83-year-old woman dies of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning
Rochdale Online
An 83-year-old woman has died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at her home in Rochdale. Her body was found when police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the house in Middleton Road at 10:45pm on Tuesday (9 October). A man who had ...

Alarms warn of carbon monoxide
Fire officials investigating cause of carbon monoxide leak at child care centre
680 News
Five adults and one child were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries after two carbon monoxide detectors went off in the centre - housed in a church - around 10:30 Tuesday morning. "The daycare workers and the children had gotten outside," Fire Captain Mike Strapko told 680News. "However, some of them were affected by carbon monoxide poisoning."

Carbon Monoxide At Philadelphia School Sends 20 Students To The Hospital
CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An elementary school in Mayfair was evacuated and 20 students were taken to the hospital following a carbon monoxide leak on Tuesday morning. The power reportedly went out at J.H. Brown Elementary School on the 3600 block of ...

No Injuries Reported In Carbon Monoxide Scare At Lexington Motel
LEX18 Lexington KY News
Numerous guests and employees were evacuated from a Lexington motel Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide scare. The incident began at about 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express on Export Drive. Officials at the scene say there were no serious ...

6 in hospital after downtown carbon monoxide scare
Five adults and a child were taken to a Toronto hospital after carbon monoxide was discovered in a church near Bloor Street and Ossington Avenue on Tuesday morning. There is a daycare in the church and other children were taken to a nearby daycare that ...

Fire Department educating students in South Dakota
Mitchell Students Learn Fire Prevention
“That carbon monoxide detector is going to be able to tell us if something is wrong with that furnace that isn't burning correctly like anything with incomplete combustion. It's important to have those things as a tool that we can use and have in the ...

United Kingdom
National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to launch in November
H&V News
Carbon Monoxide Awareness, a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, will be hosting the seventh National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. The charity actively supports the victims of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and also raises awareness of ...

· Heart Rescue Now This link takes you to a very short video that is a practical demonstration on the proper usage of an AED. This video is tastefully done & demonstrates the step-by-step way one might be able to save a life.

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.

· Carbon Monoxide Survivor
A website made by poisoning survivors that brings a view that can only come from those that know what it is like to have been poisoned - as well as live with the long term impact.

· Consider low level protection for carbon monoxide and smoldering fire detection problems; don't leave anyone behind.

National Conference of State Legislatures
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes
Twenty-five U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
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The following companies are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.
Fieldpiece Instruments
The Energy Conservatory
IntelliTec Colleges
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Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
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