Sunday, April 12, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News April 12, 2015 – 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.
Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“We are wiser than we know.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, bio link)

"Stairway to Heaven" Led Zeppelin - music link

Featured News Links – More news links below
Carbon Monoxide Leak Reported At Palm Desert Senior Citizen Home
Arriving firefighters found that the carbon monoxide levels in the building were above average, Riverside County Fire Department officials said…

Candlelight Vigil Held for 8 Poisoned by Carbon Monoxide
DENTON, Md. -- A candlelight vigil was held Saturday afternoon in Denton for a father and seven of his children who died from carbon monoxide ... Tylicia Bolden is a close family friend… "This has changed lives forever," said Bolden. "I don't think anybody'll ever be the same and I think this has made people realize that life is really short and its precious and it's all about unity."

Central Fresno condominium fire displaces 2 families
He said, "It's fires like these in multi-unit complexes and single-family residences where smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are critically ...
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We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: 

What is in the air you are breathing right now?
What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning. 

We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

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 as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

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
Idle car cause of carbon-monoxide poisoning deaths
New York Post
The house on 260th Street and 80th Avenue in Bellerose where Jerry and Marianne Hugel (inset) died of carbon-monoxide poisoning…

How Generators Turned Killing Machines
Leadership Newspapers
The Bariga, Owa and Abia incidents are pointers to the fact that the victims, both surviving and the dead, inhaled large quantities of carbon monoxide ...

Orillia fire chief welcomes code changes
“The purpose of expanding the list of ticket-able offences is to assist the fire departments in enforcing the fire code,” said Orillia Fire Chief Ralph Dominelli. “Building owners and occupants each have responsibilities to ensure their buildings are in conformance with the Ontario Fire Code and continue to remain so.”

'Round the Square for Saturday
Bradford Era
Her mother, Derrick Road resident Linda Woodley, was getting ready to go to a church retreat, when her carbon monoxide detector started going off… It turns out, her basement had flooded because of the rain we’ve been getting. Kathy said there was more than two feet of water, and the water had reached the height of the heater…

Carbon Monoxide Safety - El Paso County, Colorado, Public Service Announcement

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-Nine U.S. states have statutes that require carbon monoxide detectors in certain residential buildings. Updated Nov. 2014
Alaska | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida |
Georgia | Illinois | Maine | Maryland | MassachusettsMichigan |
Minnesota | Montana | New Jersey | New Hampshire | New York | 
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