Friday, November 22, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News November 22, 2013 - posts updated frequently

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“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
Jane Austen (1775-1817, bio link)

Another natural disaster; more distress than those outside the damaged area can imagine. People of the world are asked again to do what they can to help the people clinging to life as the disaster’s hell continues in the Philippines. Another please, with hopes of another thank you. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety        Red Cross - Typhoon Appeal
My recent training trip to Illinois started when I arrived at night, after a devastating tornado gouged a leveling and destructive path through the innocent town of Washington, IL in Washington County. Other towns and cities also were affected. Illinois Governor Quinn pledged the state will do its part in helping the counties affected to recover. Quinn declared disaster areas in Champaign, Grundy, LaSalle, Massac, Tazewell, Washington and Woodford counties originally and now adds Fayette and Vermillion to the list.

There are people sleeping in cars, using gasoline powered generators and other means to forge ahead with their lives, to just stay warm. The clean up, the Red Cross, volunteers, churches and all the good people surface and react as if this was their purpose in life, to help those who need help.

The winds of landscape change have passed on again. We must be wary of carbon monoxide sources during the clean up, repair and rebuilding efforts. Generators, pumps, gasoline fueled power equipment, service vehicles, barbeques and sleeping in your cars and trucks; the last thing you might think about during all of this is having a battery operated carbon monoxide alarm or personal CO safety monitor near you during these times. And, unfortunately for some, it won’t be the last thing they think of.
Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety        Red Cross - Disaster Relief  

Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge.

CO and Air Quality News Links
Do you live in a building where a parking garage is underneath all or part of the structure (including the bonus room above the garage)? Is a garage attached to your building?
Residents exposed to CO sent to hospital

The sheriff's department says somehow carbon monoxide got into some apartments. It was not immediately clear how the gas got into the apartments or how…

Governor Quinn Adds Fayette and Vermilion Counties to State ... eNews Park Forest
State officials have heard reports of people sleeping in their vehicles, which can result in serious health effects or death if carbon monoxide builds up in a ...

Carbon monoxide detectors in schools: Only 2 states require them Deseret News
The most recent carbon monoxide leak at a U.S. school sickened 44 Utah students and teachers. Connecticut and Maryland are the only states that require…

CFD, Rocky's Hardware team up to offer free CO detectors
Canton Citizen Newspaper

Rocky's Ace Hardware and the Canton Firefighters Local 1580 are working together to provide free carbon monoxide detectors to Canton homeowners…

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

· 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