Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News October 8, 2013 - posts updated frequently

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“All our discontents about what we want appeared to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.” Daniel Defoe (1660-1731, bio link)
CO and Air Quality News Links
50 inspectors wear personal CO monitors at every inspection
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department receives Community Guardian Award

Colorado Springs –- The COSA (Carbon Monoxide Safety Association) is pleased to announce that it has presented to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department of El Paso County, Colorado, a plaque reading - Community Guardian Award - in recognition for paramount carbon monoxide (CO) safety practices. These include pioneering activities for building officials that when enacted, began a chain of educational and awareness raising events helping in the prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning in the community, like nowhere else in the United States…

'Smoldering' at school triggers sprinklers and short evacuation
Foster's Daily Democrat

While the fire was small and brief in nature, Fowler said it caused moderate levels of carbon monoxide in the building. He said that after the initial evacuation was complete, one hallway of the school remained closed off for about an hour, as carbon monoxide was being ventilated. He said that levels of carbon monoxide reached 6 to 8 ppm, while generally, firefighters start to get concerned if levels are greater than 10 ppm…

IU alumna remembered for love of children
Indiana Daily Student
IU alumna Lindsey O'Brien Kesling was only 22 years old when she passed away from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in November 2010. But that didn't family from carrying on her legacy… In addition to working with the Boys and Girls Club for this year’s first annual carbon monoxide awareness event, the Foundation also created the Lindsey O’Brien Kesling Performing Arts Program through the Club…

Flemington Police and fire fighters evacuate McDonald's after high ...
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com

FLEMINGTON — Police and fire fighters have evacuated the McDonald's restaurant at 74 Reaville Ave. after high levels of carbon monoxide set off an alarm…

Consumer Confidential: carbon monoxide risks
ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII

AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Amarillo building official Scott McDonald says it was something that "absolutely shocked" him -- the discovery that thousands of Amarillo ...

State offers storm preparedness tips

Deadly carbon monoxide gas from the generator's exhaust can spread ... Do not operate generators indoors; the motor emits deadly carbon monoxide gas…

Warning signs of silent killer
Beloit Daily News

Something that can't be overlooked is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Often known ... Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often mistaken for the flu…

Who is responsible for the air you breathe? Take control inside your homes.

-Link to: CO alarm standards 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours
Please read the alarm information on the packageand in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

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

These following links may be of some use to you:
The World Clock - Time Zones
- Google Maps-
- Earthquake Map

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning Carbonmonoxidekills.com

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

National Conference of State Legislatures
Carbon Monoxide Detectors State Statutes

Twenty-seven U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2011
| Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia

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
CO Experts CO-Experts Model 2014 Brochure
Masimo (See the non-invasive RAD-57)
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International