Monday, January 6, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News January 6, 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.

“I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.”
Terry Bradshaw (1948, 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

Happy New Year!
A new year begins. Often it is a time when one reflects and generates a list of noted improvements desired. We call these new year’s resolutions. Sometimes they are inaugurated and sometimes fulfilled and sometimes forgotten.

Planning for carbon monoxide safety day events, or a week or even a month of them are fantastic activities that can result in the raising of awareness and the prevention of poisoning if the advice and precautions are cared for. But remember, carbon monoxide does not take a holiday or a day off. Every day is carbon monoxide safety day, as is every moment.

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
Officials Warn About Carbon monoxide From Generators, Heaters

One of the leading causes of death in the December power outages was carbon monoxide poisoning from generators left running inside garages…

Carbon monoxide fumes after Christmas power cut may have killed ...
The Argus

An elderly couple found dead in their Hurstpierpoint home are believed to have succumbed to carbon monoxide fumes. Kenneth Swallow, 70, and his ...

Officials: 6 displaced in Fishkill, Poughkeepsie fires; no smoke ...
Poughkeepsie Journal

Two separate house fires displaced six adults on Saturday night, and officials said there were no smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors in either ...

Elsmere family hospitalized; high levels of carbon monoxide found ...
The News Journal

An Elsmere family was treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after emergency crews found high levels of ...

High CO readings in P Patch
Sault Star

A natural gas furnace was tagged after high readings of carbon monoxide were found at a P Patch home. Firefighters were called to the 100 block of ...

Record low temperatures on way for Pensacola area
Pensacola News Journal

Do not use fuel-burning devices such as grills; they release carbon monoxide, which is a deadly gas. Also, make sure to use space heaters according ...

Local agency starts monitoring air near expressways

The facility soon will also monitor carbon monoxide and fine particles. But the thing that draws the most attention to the new air monitoring site is what ...

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