Friday, December 27, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 27, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, 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
+Gas leak triggers evacuation of Tacoma apartment building

A Tacoma apartment building was evacuated early Friday after a chimney blockage in the boiler room spewed high levels of carbon monoxide and… 

+2 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning
Centre Daily Times

FRANKFORD, Mo. — Carbon monoxide poisoning is being blamed in the death of a couple in northeast Missouri. The Hannibal Courier-Post ...

+Big freeze brings Christmas chaos to Europe and North America 
South China Morning Post 
In the United States, the death toll from the storm reached at least 17, from traffic accidents and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Canada, 10 people ... 
“The thing to remember about carbon monoxide is that its density to air is almost the same,” Cornell told the Burlington Free Press. “They're two gases ...

Three taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning after power ... 
Dorset Echo

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said they received a call at 9.25am on Christmas Eve to an address on Dean Drove, Lytchett ...

Storm season heightens carbon monoxide risks
Press Herald

BIDDEFORD — When Heather Mills hears news reports of carbon monoxide poisonings, she flashes back to the day her family almost died…

Couple die when overcome by carbon monoxide

Basically it was too big of a heater for that small of containment and they more or less passed out from carbon monoxide poisoning,” said the coroner…

Fairbanks man dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man was found dead in a vehicle on 23rd Avenue early Sunday afternoon, the apparent victim of carbon monoxide ...

2 families escape fire and carbon monoxide scares in Woodbury ...
News 12 Westchester

Meanwhile, in Washingtonville, a carbon monoxide detector showed the potentially deadly gas was inside a home on McLaughlin Way. A woman says ...

Another Squirrel Causes Fire, This Time on Dunstable Road

Ventilation was required as carbon monoxide was detected, the homeowner told firefighters that he had just removed ashes from a wood stove in the ...

Carbon monoxide detector alerts residents of 'silent killer'
MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV

LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Firefighters say the kitchen produces the most carbon monoxide because of flames from the stove and oven, but ...

Family suffers from carbon monoxide poisoning 
News 12 Westchester

Police say the carbon monoxide detector in the house did go off, and tests found high levels of it in the house…

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