Saturday, December 14, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 13, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882, bio link)

Red Cross - Typhoon Appeal  continues in the Philippines. Another please, with hopes of another thank you. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning to yourself and others. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. Measurement is education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

CO and Air Quality News Links
Eight people taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak

... hazardous material team was called to determine the source of the leak. Brown said the most common sources of carbon monoxide leaks are furnaces and water heaters…

Passing of Carbon Monoxide Bill is Bittersweet for Monroe County ...
PA home page

…The governor will soon sign a bill requiring many buildings to have Carbon Monoxide detectors. ... Carbon Monoxide killed her brother and three of his friends…

Adult, child treated for carbon monoxide poisoning
Sioux City Journal

The two occupants of the home, an adult and a child, were experiencing flu-like symptoms, which is typical of carbon monoxide poisoning, said Sioux City Fire ...

Kilgore city hall workers back in bulding after evacuation
Longview News-Journal

Workers at city hall in Kilgore are making their way back to their offices at 815 N. Kilgore St. after unstable carbon monoxide levels were detected in the building ...

Wishing for a fire safe season Ontario leads Canada in citizen CO safety

Before the end of the year, it will become law to have a carbon monoxide alarm. Carbon Monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that can quickly turn…

Firehouse Subs heats up McFarland Fire & EMS with life-saving tools

The four gas monitors will measure any leaking gas, such as carbon monoxide, at a response site and replace the department's broken equipment… “Each truck or ambulance has a carbon monoxide detector on it that goes into the home now on every call,”…

LETTER: Town offering smoke, carbon monoxide detectors for the ...
Worcester Telegram

The fire department and Board of Health will request deaf or hearing-impaired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for town residences at no cost to home ...

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