Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 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.

“You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.”
William Henry Hudson (1841-1922, 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

NOTE: The eagle cam is back on line. This distraction from the tragedies of carbon monoxide and air quality poisonings is placed here for a purpose, until the eaglets have left the nest. Please enjoy this distraction. 

CO and Air Quality News Links
Watertown Apartment Building Evacuated
City fire officials evacuated the Brighton Apartments building on Court Street in downtown Watertown Tuesday morning because of carbon monoxide ...

Seven helped after carbon monoxide poisoning call in Bloomer
Chippewa Herald
Two adults and five children received help after a report of them being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning in rural Bloomer on Monday night… 

Couple dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in NW Minnesota home
Minneapolis Star Tribune
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A rural Crookston couple has died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in their home and two young women are being ...

CO Poisoning kills Amsterdammer, 25
NL Times
A 25-year-old man died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in Amsterdam-Oost. His body was found in a home in the Oosterpark neighborhood on ...

Helena family escapes carbon monoxide scare, but loses pets
KRTV Great Falls News
Derek Van Luchene explained, "My wife was the first one to get up and she had had such high levels of carbon monoxide that you know, she ...

Four taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning following leak in Lowestoft
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Two crews from the town arrived to find four people suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Firefighters isolated the gas supply and ventilated the ...

Long Island officials need to move on CO detectors
The wonder is that these weren't requirements before carbon monoxide poisoning killed Steve ...

Carbon monoxide detected in Bideford home
North Devon Gazette
The gas monitor detected a carbon monoxide reading and the gas and boiler systems were shut down…

House panel approves bill requiring carbon monoxide detectors in schools
Deseret News
Members of the House Education Committee on Monday approved a bill that requires education buildings to be equipped with carbon monoxide ...

County officials: Brace for severe cold snap
The Unionville Times
And use caution when using carbon-monoxide-producing devices such as generators, and gas or charcoal grills, a county news release said…

Ravalli County to replace boiler at detention center
The Missoulian
HAMILTON - Ravalli County will spend a little over $9,000 to replace a boiler that spewed carbon monoxide fumes into a portion of the county's ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
"Carbon Monoxide is going to be a part of the combustion process for many fossil fuels, so wood burning appliances anything natural gas, propane ... 

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