Sunday, January 5, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 5, 2014 - posts updated frequently

Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
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“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519, 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 - DisasterRelief 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
+++Laurel Walmart evacuated due to high carbon monoxide levels

The Laurel Walmart was evacuated Sunday morning and at least one person has been hospitalized due to high carbon monoxide levels in the ...

++5 hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning
Port Huron Times Herald

A family of five has been hospitalized after officials said their Port Huron Township home filled with toxic levels of carbon monoxide. Port Huron ...

+Four taken to hospital, residents evacuated for carbon monoxide 
Ottawa Citizen
When they arrived, firefighters met with technicians and confirmed high levels of carbon monoxide in a fourth-floor unit of the four-storey residential…
Carbon monoxide hospitalizes six

LAKESIDE, Iowa (KTIV) A family of six is hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning. Their furnace gets the blame. Fire fighters found the family of two adults and four children in various stages of consciousness scattered throughout the home. All but one of the occupants had to be carried out. They were taken to the hospital to be treated for high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning…

Carbon Monoxide Levels Found At Prince Edward Square Mall

Saint John Fire responding to reports of the smell of exhaust in parts of the Prince Edward Square Mall. Crews finding levels of carbon monoxide at the ...

Toronto Fire urges city residents to check carbon monoxide devices

Toronto Fire is reminding people to take extra measures to ensure they are protected against the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning after receiving an abundance of related calls following the ice storm. From approximately Dec. 22 to New Year's Day firefighters received 574 carbon monoxide-related calls, or four times the amount received during the same time last year…

District Attorney expected to announce findings in carbon monoxide ...
Charlotte Observer

A grand jury in Boone is expected to hear evidence Monday about the carbon monoxide poisonings last year at the Best Western hotel in Boone…

Dangerous cold settles in Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac Reporter

The threat of carbon monoxide rises as the temperatures drop, so it's important to have a working carbon monoxide detector on every floor of a business ...

Around Town
Williston Observer

Vermont officials are advising residents to use caution after carbon monoxide caused the death of a Northeast Kingdom man last week…

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