Sunday, January 12, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 12, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.

“You see, we are here, as far as I can tell, to help each other; our brothers, our sisters, our friends, our enemies. That is to help each other and not hurt each other.” Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990, 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 
Carbon monoxide poisoning reports increase in 2013
Grand Island Independent
The Nebraska Regional Poison Center received 310 calls about carbon monoxide — 40 more calls than the center received in 2012, said Joan McVoy…

'Thank you for saving my life' ; West Seattle woman offers gratitude ...
It is a battery operated combination Fire/Carbon Monoxide detector. My grandson had added wood and thought that had caused it. There was a small…

Hundreds gather gathered at Fernley High School in remembrance ...
Reno Gazette Journal
Family, friends, classmates and school staff gathered for the memorial at Fernley High School and talked about moments they shared with the two teenagers, who both died at 16 on Tuesday from carbon monoxide poisoning...

Carbon monoxide levels at Bethlehem rink send 20 to hospital
Allentown Morning Call
Elevated carbon monoxide levels at the Bethlehem Steel Ice Center in south Bethlehem sent 20 people to local hospitals Saturday night. Bethlehem…

State-of-the-art devices help detect carbon monoxide
Winter is the prime time for carbon monoxide exposure. Lincoln Fire & Rescue officials say thanks to a state-of-the-art monitor, they can detect CO in…

Stay safe during winter season
Sandusky Register
A furnace that needs servicing can produce excess amounts of carbon monoxide — and with windows closed tight to keep out the chill, all that gas 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 package and 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 

World population counter 

- American Red Cross
- Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution 
- Heart Rescue using an (AED)

- Current Data for Atmospheric CO2
- Federal Aviation Administration CO warning
- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning 
Minnesota Department of Commerce 

· 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 
Alaska | 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