Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carbon Monoxide News April 24, 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.

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” Mia Hamm (1972, bio link)

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide
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
Alarms malfunctioned during carbon monoxide leak in FHU dorm
Jackson Sun
Three students felt sick late Tuesday night when a carbon monoxide leak occurred in the Bradfield female dormitory at Freed-Hardeman University…

Landlord faces $10K fine
The landlord of the Keswick property was convicted of seven Ontario Fire Code violations and one carbon monoxide bylaw violation in Newmarket ...

Ware Fire Department begins program of voluntary home checks for elderly residents
The fire alarm and carbon monoxide units the Fire Department will install in the homes of those without them “is all free” thanks to the company,…

Fire chief: It may be time to replace CO detectors
Belleville News Democrat
Carbon monoxide detectors have started beeping throughout Highland, causing panicked people to call the fire department because they think they ...

Texas air quality program calls out the oil and gas industry, promptly loses its funding
InsideClimateNews is following the twisted story of how San Antonio lost state funding to battle its growing air pollution problem — all because it …

Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
Los Angeles Times
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California's air quality, a new report by the state's pollution control … 

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