Monday, January 27, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 27, 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.

“Cause there's only one reason for doing anything that you set out to do. if you don't want to be the best, then there's no reason going out and trying to accomplish anything.” Joe Montana (1956, 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 
Fire crews tackle boiler fire in Stanford-le-Hope
Echo –
Station officer Geoff Wheal said the occupants had been alerted to a problem in the boiler by their carbon monoxide detector at the weekend, but ...

Local family warns of invisible killer
Niagara Gazette —
A North Tonawanda family says they're lucky to be alive after exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide Jan. 5 in their Niagara ...

Capitol Rally for Air Quality Draws Thousands
KCPW (blog) –
“Air pollution tarnishes our community reputation. It erodes our quality of life and stifles our economy as much as it does our lungs. Even more this is a … 

Utah's bad air
St. George Daily Spectrum – 
In fact, a group of Utah legislators has been meeting to discuss the issue of poor air quality in the state and to devise strategies for how to address the …

Beijing's air would be step up for smoggy Delhi
New Delhi: In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, …

Scotland's Most Polluted Roads 'Are Killing People'
International Business Times UK –
Some rural areas and leafy villages also have illegally high levels of air pollution. The findings prompted warnings that the pollution posed a serious … 

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