Friday, February 14, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 14, 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. 

“It takes good timing”
"Good Timing" - Beach Boys - music 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 

Fire fighters and all emergency responders should be wearing personal carbon monoxide protectors at all times when in service, and have breathing apparatus on or readily available. If they are denied a CO safety device, their health and lives are in jeopardy, as are the people they are trying to rescue. Let's be smart about this. These are our everyday, every moment heroes. Don't send them into danger without protection. If you are the chief, prevent needless tragedies you'll just feel crummy about later. Bob Dwyer  

CO and Air Quality News Links 
CFA volunteer claims firefighters we were not safe at Hazelwood mine fire
ABC Local
The firefighter, who asked to be known as John from the Latrobe Valley, said each truck of firefighters only had one carbon monoxide monitor between ...

Firefighters: New Tool Saves Family From CO Poisoning
ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4)-
Firefighters in Arvada say a new tool saved a family that was inside a home filled with carbon monoxide. The fire crews in ...

NC family gets carbon monoxide poisoning after heating home with grill
WXII The Triad
A North Carolina family of six is recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning after trying to keep warm during a winter storm by bringing a charcoal grill ...

CO Detector Saves Ohio State University Students
She can relax these days because of a tattle-tale on her wall, a carbon monoxide detector. A year ago, she and two friends had moved into a different ...

Two hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning in home
The News Journal
Two Ogletown residents have been hospitalized for carbon monoxide ... As rescuers entered the home, he said, the carbon monoxide alarm on a ...

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard building evacuated briefly
KITTERY, Maine — An idling vehicle near the air intake at a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard building caused carbon monoxide levels to spike inside the ...

Creative Bournemouth schoolgirl crowned winner of carbon monoxide safety campaign
Bournemouth Echo
Amber Nabney, 11, used an image of a skull and crossbones to warn about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide – an odourless, colourless gas that …

Important Carbon Monoxide Safety Reminders - West Grove Fire Company
Portable generators, charcoal grills and vehicle exhaust are just a few items that produce deadly carbon monoxide gas. Carbon Monoxide gas is an ...

Safety signpost: Two recent stories highlight the importance of having a carbon monoxide alarm ...
Having an audible carbon monoxide alarm is essential. These two stories – one death and one near-miss – make a compelling case for people to …

Carbon monoxide leak kills three in Mersin Turkey
Cihan News Agency
Three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently caused by a leak from a coal-burning stove, in Mersin province on Friday… 

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 
Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida |Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts| Michigan 
| 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