Saturday, January 4, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 4, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962, 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
+Man and dog found dead on boat
Belfast Telegraph

A man and his dog have been found dead on a canal boat which firefighters believe may have been caused by carbon monoxide or other toxic fumes… 
An apartment building on West Wyoming Avenue has high carbon monoxide readings and was evacuated Friday night…

O'Charley's Evacuated After Dangerous Carbon Monoxide
WFMY News 2

Greensboro, NC-- O'Charley's restaurant was evacuated Friday night after the fire department found high levels of carbon monoxide. According to the ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and How to Protect Yourself

"If you suspect that you've been exposed to carbon monoxide you want to remove yourself from the potential source. You always want to call 911 for ...

Staying Safe and Warm During the Region's Deep Freeze

"Whenever you heat your home with extra heaters, you've got hazards like hot-to-the-touch heaters and fumes and the threat of carbon monoxide ...

Follow safety tips when running generators, experts say
Dayton Daily News

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, portable generators were involved in the majority of carbon monoxide deaths involving…

La Crosse Fire Department: carbon monoxide detectors are important

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area fire department said a carbon monoxide detector potentially saved lives at a duplex. The La Crosse Fire Department…

Risks of carbon monoxide poisoning increase during winter
Turn to 10

After nearly three decades with North Attleboro Fire Department, Capt. Scott Meyer said he knows for a fact that the number one killer in a Nor'easter…

Foundation to pay for family's new furnace
Buffalo News

The Amanda Hansen Foundation, named for the West Seneca teenager who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while at a sleepover four years …

Life threatening cold air to grip Wisconsin

Breathing carbon monoxide displaces the oxygen in the blood and ... risk for carbon monoxide poisoning,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer…

New CO detector law comes to Avery
Avery Journal Times

A new ordinance was voted into law at this session of the N.C. General Assembly requiring hotels to install carbon monoxide detectors in every room ...

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