Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Carbon Monoxide News May 20, 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.

Earthquake in Nepal: Children Need Your Help Now
Nearly 1 million children require humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF is on the ground working to provide critical aid to children and families.

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” Horace Mann (1796-1859, bio link)

"Yesterday's Gone" Chad & Jeremy - music link, vintage

Featured News Links – More news links below
Family sickened by CO fumes in Delaware
Officials say carbon monoxide sent four adults and two children to the ... Firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide throughout the house...

Community basketball: Bill Parrish Family Memorial 3-on-3 tourney set
Idaho State Journal
All proceeds and team fees will be used toward carbon monoxide awareness and assistance to seeing and hearing impaired individuals…Last February, Bill, Ross, Keegan and Liam Parrish died in their Pocatello home because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Bill’s cousin, Fred Parrish, started the event last summer in honor of his late family members…

Yale Volunteer Fire Association Hosted Their Annual Fundraiser
KUSH Radio
Yale Oklahoma - Firefighters were on hand to sell rural fire memberships and give smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to families that needed them…

Gulfport city council approves housing safety program
Gulfport's Fire Department is offering free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to low income residents… Gulfport's Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt said Tuesday's move is an expansion of the previous program because it includes carbon monoxide detectors and enhanced fire safety information for Gulfport residents…
More news links below – 

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
Video – Door to Door Investigations
Defenders: Carbon monoxide safety
WDIV Detroit
Local Detroit area homes checked for carbon monoxide alarms…

Updated Information
Four treated for carbon monoxide exposure in Havre de Grace
Baltimore Sun
Four people finishing a basement in Havre de Grace Monday afternoon were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and rescue officials reported…

Carbon monoxide poisoning: How to stay safe on holiday
ITV News
Known as the "silent killer", carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no taste, smell or colour. It is produced when fuels such as gas, oil or coal do ...

Campground Poisoning Update
Madison couple unresponsive after suspected CO leak
Green Bay Press Gazette
Matthew Fieck's parents feared that it was carbon monoxide, so they open the ... Delarwelle urged people to outfit their campers with carbon monoxide ...

Tonight: The Air We Breathe
ITV News
When you think of air pollution you may imagine smog filled cities from bygone times, but today our air quality has reached dangerous levels…

Chinese vice premier demands improved air quality
Local governments should establish a joint emergency response system against heavy air pollution, and report improvements in air quality regularly, ...

Fresno's dilemma: Save water or pollute the air?
Fresno Bee
Clean air or drinking water — the Fresno City Council must choose one...

Johnson County Contractor Licensing Conference
CO EXperts
Johnson County Kansas - Continuing Education – – Video Link

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