Friday, January 3, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 3, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”
Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994, 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

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 Warnings Repeated in Wake of Death During Ice ...
Freepress Online

State Police reported that a man from the town of Knox was found dead on Tuesday morning, December 24, apparently overcome by carbon ...

Carbon monoxide sends 23 people to the hospital
Vail Daily News

Homeowners and owners of rental property are reminded of their responsibilities to install and maintain carbon monoxide alarms which are now ...

Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained Fumes
CBS Local

... company actually did tests underground — they bored holes in the street — and they showed elevated levels of carbon monoxide (with) the vapors…

Holiday scare
Western Star

Carbon monoxide detectors credited for saving life of Deer Lake councilor, family. Deer Lake Councillor Jean Young and her family had a scare over the holiday season when a malfunction in her home’s oil furnace set off the carbon monoxide detector she is holding. Local fire department representatives were called out to the home of a Deer Lake family Dec. 27 after carbon monoxide levels peaked in their home, causing the alarm to engage…

7 NJ residents hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure in Plainfield
The Star-Ledger -

PLAINFIELD — Seven people were hospitalized after a multi-family home in Plainfield filled with carbon monoxide on Wednesday, officials said…

Running Car Exposes 14 To Carbon Monoxide
Leesburg Today

Fourteen people were taken to the hospital New Year's Day after being exposed to carbon monoxide from a running car. According to Loudoun ...

Fire officials warn residents of carbon monoxide dangers

"People using alternative sources to heating their home, and any fossil fuel burning equipment in the home, can generate carbon monoxide," said ...

Fire officials give advice for safe home heating in frigid weather
Berkshire Eagle

Chimney fires, freezing pipes and carbon monoxide are some of the dangers local fire officials identified. North Adams Fire Director Stephen A…

Clear hydrants, chief urges
The Landmark

Last winter, two children from Boston died from carbon monoxide while sitting inside arunning vehicles where the tailpipe was clogged with snow…

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 packageand 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:
The World Clock - Time Zones
- Google Maps-
- Earthquake Map

Increased education, awareness can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Carbon monoxide kills, founder sends warning

· 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
| Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Rhode Island | Texas | Utah | 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