Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 19, 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.

“Time is too slow for those who wait.”
"Time Is" It's a Beautiful Day - 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 

CO and Air Quality News Links 
3 dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in Plaistow
WMUR Manchester
Three people died and a fourth was taken to a Boston hospital because of a carbon monoxide problem at a Plaistow home, officials said…

Police department employee suffers carbon monoxide exposure
GRANDVILLE, Mich. - Police in Grandville say employees at the department were treated for carbon monoxide exposure ...

Utah father and son die from CO poisoning at Flaming Gorge
Salt Lake Tribune
A propane heater appears to have caused the death of a Utah father and his teenage son, who were poisoned by carbon monoxide while camping at ...

HNG Comments: Guard Against Silent Killer
The carbon-monoxide reading inside the furnace stack was over 2,000 ppm; it should be under 100. The 70-year-old furnace was pushing carbon ...

Officials: Carbon monoxide killed couple in burning Wadena camper
Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning killed a young couple south of Wadena early Friday morning before fire consumed the camper they were ...

Energy Tips: Keep furnaces safe
Northland's NewsCenter
However, for those that continue to run, carbon monoxide (CO) can build up in the home and cause a very dangerous situation. CO is a colorless, ...

Cold Weather Spurs Carbon Monoxide Incidents
Delco News Network
According to Chester Heights Fire Marshal Michael Ciocco, sub-freezing temperatures over the past month have led to the incidence of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning calls being “more than normal.”...

Utah Senate gives early OK to bill requiring carbon monoxide monitors in all schools
Daily Journal
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring all Utah K-12 schools install carbon monoxide monitors…

Important: Clear snow, ice from gas meters, vents
Juneau County Star-Times
If a vent is blocked, carbon monoxide could build up in the home. A blocked vent could also cause a furnace or hot water heater to stop working…

Firefighters find source of carbon monoxide at BWI hotel
All nine people hospitalized Sunday after a carbon monoxide leak at a hotel near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport have been released from area ...

Victorian mine fires could burn for weeks

Authorities are monitoring the air quality in Morwell amid concerns of high levels of carbon monoxide in the smoke pouring from the blaze in the ... 

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