Friday, March 7, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News March 7, 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 burden which is well borne becomes light.”

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
Detector thresholds too high, inquest hears
Carbon monoxide levels that trigger alarms by CSA-approved detectors are three times higher than safe levels recommended by Health Canada, ...

Change Clocks AND Batteries On Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
KW Now!
Waterloo, Ont - This weekend is a Smart Time to change your batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, while you're changing the time on ...

Crookston carbon monoxide victim improving
The medical condition of a Crookston woman who suffered an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning has been downgraded from to critical to serious…

Carbon monoxide poses severe danger
Stratford Star
Due to the many carbon monoxide stories recently exposed to the public, the Stratford Fire Marshal's Office would like to offer some guidance and facts ...

SBFD offering smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for free
With Daylights Savings Time happening this weekend members of the Scottsbluff Fire Department are reminding residents to check their smoke and ...

Last photo of grandad before he died in fumes tragedy
Impartial Reporter
A family is mourning the loss of “an old school gentleman” after he died from carbon monoxide poisoning at his Ballinamallard home on Friday night…

Wis. Board at Odds Over Smoke, CO Alarms for Amish
The Amish are "law-abiding citizens" who feel having smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes violates their religion…

Carbon monoxide demands caution
Jamestown Sun
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, carbon monoxide poisoning was listed as a contributing cause of death for more than ...

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