Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 29, 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.

“What most people know but don't realize they know is that the world is almost entirely solar-powered already. If the sun wasn't there, we'd be a frozen ice ball at three degrees Kelvin, and the sun powers the entire system of precipitation. The whole ecosystem is solar-powered.”
Elon Musk (1971, 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 
Rescuers, everyday heroes perish; Honor them
Coroner: Firefighters died of thermal burns, exposure to carbon ...
Toledo Blade –
The Toledo firefighters who died after fighting a fire in North Toledo died of thermal burns and exposure to carbon monoxide, an autopsy showed…

Carbon monoxide deaths: Campaign goes on against silent killer ...
Belfast Telegraph –
The mother of one of the two teenagers who died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide has vowed to continue her fight to highlight the dangers of ...

Resident, dog sickened by carbon monoxide in Arvada home –
ARVADA - A homeowner in an Arvada condominium was taken to the hospital and a dog was given oxygen after dangerously high levels of carbon ...

New Ulm family relieved to be alive after poisoning
Mankato Free Press –
Schweiss, his wife, Velma, and stepson, Steve Harder, were being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at the Minneapolis medical center's ...

La Crosse Fire Dept. reminding people to check CO detectors –
Lieutenant Tryggestad says the number one thing you can do to keep your family safe is have a functioning carbon monoxide detector on every level ...

A Carbon Monoxide Detector Saved Our Lives
Huffington Post (blog) –
Our carbon monoxide detector started beeping. I panicked and took the dog outside while my husband checked the device…

Gas fitter guilty of teenagers' deaths
U.TV –
A Coleraine gas fitter has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of two teenagers from Newtownabbey who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a ...

Orleans Winter Weather Update
Citizens are advised to use extra caution when using heaters and generators. Use the following tips to protect your family from carbon monoxide:.

Invisible danger
Leavenworth Times –
Appliances such as gas furnaces are designed to vent CO out of homes, but if a furnace isn't working properly, it can lead to carbon monoxide inside ... 

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