Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 1, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 B.C.E - 43 B.C.E., 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
16 family members taken to hospital for carbon monoxide exposure

At the scene, firefighters found 18 family members in the home,16 of which showed symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure. Those people were all ...

Day after Mooresville family replaces batteries, CO alarm sounds
Charlotte Observer

The dots finally connected Sunday morning, when a screaming alarm woke an ill and wobbly-legged Mooresville family around 8:30. The four repeating beeps identified what had made the Freshwaters sick for days…

Fairbanks carbon monoxide poisoning sickens 3
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Three people are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning blamed on a faulty boiler at a building that houses a Fairbanks ...

Carbon monoxide scares in two apartment buildings
660 News

A pair of carbon monoxide scares in the city has the fire department reminding people to be aware of the issue. Acting Battalion Chief Ed Cunez says…

Tips for safe indoor use of fuel burning appliances
Richmond Register
Produced by incomplete burning of any fuel, carbon monoxide (CO) has been called the “senseless killer” because this gas has no smell, taste or ...

Staying safe while staying warm

Generators are not only fire hazards, but they emit carbon monoxide-- a colorless, odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas. Inhaling it can cause…

Doctors See Increase In Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Sparrow Hospital physicians say they've seen many people in the emergency room suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. In addition to treating ...

Hokes Bluff Middle School to re-open Jan. 6

Cosby says Terrell Technical Services, Inc. found that the air samples for carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, fungal contaminates and other ...

Area Fire Departments Responding To More CO Calls

Area fire departments are responding to more calls this week concerning carbon monoxide alarms in homes. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache ...

Fire District to Give Free Smoke Detectors from FEMA Grant

Residents of the Ebenezer Fire Protection District of Greene County can receive free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, including installation, ...

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