Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 15, 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.

“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” Robert Frost (1874-1963, 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 

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.

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 
One Dead, Another Critically Injured in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Oner person is dead and another is critically injured after being poisoined by carbon monoxide. Tuesday afternoon, just before… 

Fishermen found dead on boat in Whitby
The Guardian
It is believed the men were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. A police investigation has begun, but the deaths are not being treated as suspicious…

16 carbon monoxide poisonings in a week
The Telegram
As one case after another of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning presented itself last week — as one person after another was brought through the doors ...

Apartment building evacuated due to carbon monoxide emergency
The State Journal-Register
Firefighters ventilated the building to disperse the carbon monoxide. Crews from Ameren Illinois shut off the supply of gas to the building due to the ...

UPDATE: Barrows will have classes, Fire Dept. determines cause of ...
Wicked Local
According to Burns, facilities called the fire department when a carbon monoxide (CO) detector started “chirping.” The fire department found varying…

Cortland Elementary expects normal schedule after landfill odor ...
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
The nausea students and staff reported feeling Tuesday morning was because of minor carbon monoxide exposure, said Dr. Michael Kulisz, chief…

Oakwood emergency medical service receives grant
Danville Commercial News
The machine is used to test carbon monoxide levels in patients who might have been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide. EMS chief Terry…

Ottawa fire stocks up on CO detectors
Ottawa Sun
Oxford County MPP Ernie Hardeman, dropped off a shipment of carbon monoxide detectors to Ottawa Fire ...

Carbon monoxide can strike, even here
Kearney Hub
The Nebraska Regional Poison Center received 310 calls about carbon monoxide in 2013, but experts believe the figure is misleading. They believe that the state has far more carbon monoxide incidents than are actually reported. Some Nebraskans might experience poisoning and not even recognize the symptoms, or feel the episode wasn’t serious, and so it’s not reported…

Indoor coal fires are dangerous
These methods lead to the emission of carbon monoxide which, when inhaled over a prolonged period of time in an enclosed area, can be fatal…

Hundreds gather to honor 2 Fernley teens
Reno Gazette Journal
A recent Fernley High School memorial honored Zachary Dwyer, 16, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning…

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