Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 1, 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.

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” 

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
Four Columbus families saved by carbon monoxide detector
NewsTalk 1010 WCSI
Columbus Firefighters were dispatched to a home on Franklin Street early Monday morning on a report that a carbon monoxide detector was sounding ...

Investigation into poisoning clears Surrey fire service vehicle of blame
Your Local Guardian
An investigation into the suspected carbon monoxide poisoning of firefighters has cleared a fire service vehicle of blame. A generator was…

2 police, 2 paramedics in Bethlehem overcome by carbon monoxide
A blocked chimney caused a carbon monoxide buildup in a south Bethlehem home that overcame the two residents and sickened responding police ...

Bodged gas job could have caused explosion 
Ilkeston Today
A judge at Derby Crown Court heard Steven Colson put the Tingay family and their neighbours at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or explosion…

On Canvas, Clues About Air Pollution
New York Times
Sunsets painted by the great masters are now providing a type of information their creators could never have imagined: important clues about air ...

PAZA focused on educating youth
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
Though urban centres are at a greater risk of having poor air quality due to the concentration of people and vehicles, he said rural areas are not out of ... 

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