Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News February 4, 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.  

“The scars of others should teach us caution.”
St. Jerome (347-420, 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 
Sex in car leads to couples death
The couple had pulled their car into a garage after they decided they couldn’t wait any longer. However, they left the engine running, eventually causing a build-up of carbon monoxide in the space…

Increase in carbon monoxide deaths reason for concern
Williamson Daily News –
Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that is extremely hard to detect, and is responsible for many deaths all over the world. It is a common hazard that is ...

Cedar Grove- Belgium elementary, middle schools evacuated
fox6now.com –
... district's elementary and Middle schools have been evacuated due to a carbon monoxide build-up in the swimming pool area of the middle school…

Stagg adds carbon monoxide sensors after school's evacuation in ...
Regional News –
Students, faculty and staff at Stagg High School may breathe a little easier now that carbon monoxide detectors are being installed at the school, 8015 ...

Officials: Check carbon monoxide detectors at home
Parkersburg News –
PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg Fire Department reminds area residents to check their carbon monoxide detectors before they use an alternative ...

Churches not required to have carbon monoxide detectors
WSOC Charlotte –
This was in the wake of three people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning in the same Boone hotel room. Although the bill doesn't include churches ...

Bill to require carbon monoxide detectors advances
The Virginian-Pilot –
A carbon monoxide detector could have saved 41-year-old Adam Priseler's life, his sister, Jill Pryor said Monday. There wasn't one installed in the ...

Carbon monoxide, a cold weather threat
Elk Valley Times –
“Each year we see emergency room visits and tragic deaths from carbon monoxide that can be prevented with greater awareness and actions to avoid ...

Seven Kings home shut off after suspected carbon monoxide leak
Ilford Recorder 24 –
Large amounts of carbon monoxide are toxic but as the gas is colourless, odourless and tasteless it can be difficult to detect. Symptoms of poisoning ... 

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