Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Carbon Monoxide News December 31, 2013 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900, 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
+High levels of carbon monoxide forces evacuation
CTV News

A large condo complex in northwest Calgary needed to be evacuated after high levels of carbon monoxide were recorded inside the building…

Bridgeport family safe after carbon monoxide leak on Lakeside ...
News 12
BRIDGEPORT - Officials say a Bridgeport family is lucky to have escaped a carbon monoxide leak in their home. Firefighters were called to the home on Lakeside Avenue after carbon monoxide alarms went off just after midnight. Sashanna Moore, her 2-year-old son Matthew and her mother Valerie experienced lightheadedness and dizziness. They had been suffering from headaches with no obvious cause.

Officials urge importance of having carbon monoxide detectors in ...

DeKalb County officials are warning residents about the importance of carbon monoxide detectors after two members of a Sycamore family passed out ...

BSO Pompano Office Evacuated
NBC 6 South Florida

... Sheriff's Office's Pompano Beach district office Monday afternoon because of high levels of carbon monoxide that were detected inside the building, ...

Solon Fire Department stresses importance of detectors
Plain Dealer

Solon Fire Department is stressing the importance of detectors after a house fire and a carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend…

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning
Escanaba Daily Press

The first symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning may be headache, dizziness, confusion, fatigue and nausea. As more of this gas is inhaled, it can ...

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