Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 25, 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.

“Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.”
Vince Lombardi (1930-1970, bio link)

Help prevent injuries and deaths 
Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 

CO and Air Quality News Links
High CO levels prompt Legal Sea Foods evacuation
WCVB Boston
Legal Sea Foods at the Chestnut Hill Mall was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide detector went off, according to ... 

CBS Local
Three women were hospitalized in serious condition after being overcome by carbon monoxide gas in their Brooklyn home on March 25, 2014…

Carbon monoxide leak hospitalizes 19 in Va.
MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA9) -- Nineteen people were hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak in Fairfax County, Va. Officials say Fairfax County Fire and ...

Will Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Protect You?
CBS Local
BOSTON (CBS) – Carbon monoxide gas has been in the news a lot lately. Several preschool children & their teachers were sickened by the gas last ...

Carbon monoxide alarm likely saved Portland family
They called 911 when their carbon monoxide alarm sounded twice in a 15-minute span, and firefighters found an elevated level of the deadly gas ...

One treated as carbon monoxide alarm sounds in Truro
This is The West Country
Firefighters were called to Malabar road, Truro this afternoon after a report that a carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. Five firefighters from Truro ...

Families evacuate homes over carbon dioxide levels
Edinburgh Evening News
It comes after monitoring was introduced last year following an incident which led to six people being rushed to hospital with suspected carbon dioxide ...

The hidden dangers in student accommodation
The Independent
Every year 30 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances which have not been properly installed or maintained…

Firefighters' health put at risk, union says, citing 'secret report'
ABC Online
It said all firefighters working in the mine should be wearing breathing apparatus & questioned the methods being used to judge carbon monoxide ...

Ravalli County to install carbon monoxide monitors
KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News
HAMILTON - Ravalli County commissioners are approving a plan to install carbon monoxide monitors in the courthouse and administration building in ...

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-eight U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Feb. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | MassachusettsMichigan |Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York |North Carolina | Oregon | Pennsylvania |Rhode Island | Texas | Utah |Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin | West Virginia
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.

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