Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 12, 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.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.” George Carlin (1937-2008, 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 
SF Hockey Player Remembers Suffering Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The open space of an ice arena is one of the few places people would think to consider the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, but for Jake Otta ...

Dog saves lives of Keansburg family when he alerts them to high carbon monoxide in home
News 12 New Jersey
Dad Craig Larnaitis says their carbon monoxide detector beeped briefly on Friday night. "On the back of the detector it says three short beeps is probably a malfunction." So the family says they weren't alarmed…

Carbon monoxide exposure sickens Shreveport family
When fire crews arrived, they entered the home with a carbon monoxide meter and measured 124 parts per million of carbon monoxide…

Midtown apartment evacuated due to carbon monoxide leak
Firefighters at the scene of a carbon monoxide leak at an apartment building near Yonge Street and Glengrove Avenue West on Feb. 11…

North Branford Fire Marshal reminds residents to perform preventative furnace maintenance
New Haven Register
NORTH BRANFORD - The apartment units at 627 Twin Lakes Road were evacuated following high carbon monoxide levels at 10:30 p.m. Monday…

CFA firefighters treated for exposure to carbon monoxide fighting coal mine fire
Yahoo!7 News
At least seven firefighters have been treated for carbon monoxide exposure while fighting an out-of-control fire in a disused part of the Hazelwood coal ... Fire Services Commissioner Craig Lapsley says their blood carbon monoxide levels are monitored before going underground, during breaks and the end of the shift…

Emergency responders poisoned answering heart attack call
Carbon Monoxide Sickens Crews, Sends Three to Hospital
According to officials, the home where they responded to that call was reading 600 parts per million (ppm) of a carbon monoxide, which is 300 times ...

Details – a closer look at this poisoning
Firefighters treated in hospital following carbon monoxide leak
Get Surrey
They now realise the headaches were almost certainly caused by the carbon monoxide gas, which has a cumulative effect, building up in their bodies…

Carbon monoxide detectors distributed to flood-hit communities

Eagle Radio
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service officers are distributing life-saving carbon monoxide detectors to help protect the county's flood-hit communities…

Pennsylvania State Officials Urge Citizens to Prepare for More Severe Winter Weather
If you suspect you've been exposed to carbon monoxide, open the windows if possible, leave the home or building immediately and call 911 or seek ... 

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 
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| 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