Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 22, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day. 
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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Aesop (620 BCE-564 BCE, 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 
Carbon monoxide leak at Cobourg Extendicare
Northumberland Today –
As the carbon monoxide readings continued to rise, 46 residents were evacuated to an area of the building where the readings were normal… 

REPORTS: Several workers fall ill at Canton Kroger from possible ...
It's looking like it could be carbon-monoxide poisoning, and it's happening at the Kroger on Canton Center, which is right at Ford road. Dispatchers tell ... 

Unconscious Couple Rescued From Fishing Boat in Rio Vista –
A husband and wife were rescued from their fishing boat near Rio Vista on Monday morning after suffering from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, ...

Three treated for carbon monoxide in Porthleven after alarm sparks ...
This is The West Country –
Three people in Porthleven had a lucky escape yesterday evening, after a carbon monoxide alert at a property on Sunset Drive …

Officials suggest monitors to save lives
Republican & Herald –
Following a carbon monoxide-related death Sunday, Saint Clair police are urging people to buy a detector or check that theirs is working properly…

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as Winter Storm Hits ... –
Carbon monoxide poisoning is a silent, deadly killer claiming about 1,000 lives each year in the United States. Such common items as automotive ...

Laundromat reopens after carbon monoxide incident
Grand Island Independent –
No gas leaks were discovered in the carbon monoxide poisoning at a local laundromat Sunday…

National Grid: Winter Storm Precautions, Safety Tips –
Ice and snow blocking vents could cause carbon monoxide (CO) to back up into a building and result in carbon monoxide poisoning for those inside…

Carbon monoxide blamed for Iowa couple's deaths
Omaha World-Herald –
Police said carbon monoxide levels were strong enough that one officer had to be treated at a hospital…

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