Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 14, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
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"Gotta Serve Somebody" - Bob Dylan - music 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 

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

NOTE to all first responders entering buildings; You should not have to return to your vehicle to get your personal carbon monoxide monitor. Please wear them at all times to protect yourselves, others and to save time during the rescue. Thanks for all you do, all you have done and all you have before you.

Likewise, all heating contractors, home and building inspectors, home health care providers and most likely many other service providers should all be conscientiously measuring carbon monoxide upon building entry. This practice will reduce injuries, and deaths from CO poisoning. Take responsibility of knowing how safe the air is for you and others.

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 
Police Log: High Carbon Monoxide Levels at Middle School
Firefighters were able to clear the carbon monoxide from the school and students returned to their classrooms. Comment Recommend…

Two people from Lanivet taken to hospital with carbon monoxide ...
This is Cornwall
Two people from Lanivet were taken to hospital last night with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters were called to the property in Truro ...

Residents of Melrose apartment building suddenly homeless
Residents of a Melrose apartment building evacuated on Jan. 3 because of high carbon monoxide readings now are facing lease terminations… 

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: 

· 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 
| 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