September, 2011

DeTech News, Your Guide To Home Fire Safety

In This Issue

Remembering 9/11

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Fire & Burn Related Recalls

Did You Know?

Life After a Hurricane

Save a Life!

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Knowing The Proper Steps To Save Someone's Life


One of the traits of saving someone's life has nothing to do with
being special or incredible because many very ordinary people have added
this accomplishment to their life list. As amazing and incredible as
this might sound and seem, most anyone can save someone's life if they
will set aside a few hours of their time for good use.

American Red Cross offers classes that can provide an individual with
the information they need to help save someone's life. You don't have to
be a genius and many people in law enforcement, medical professionals,
and teachers and day care workers have taken this course and found out
exactly what to do in case of a serious emergency. CPR and other rescue
techniques, basic first aid information about the treatment of wounds,
cuts, and burns as well as information regarding emergency procedures.
When it comes to information this type of class offers an extensive
education of the how-to's in a very condensed version that is easy for
even a simple, layperson to understand.

A Red Cross class can
offer you quite a bit of life saving information which includes but is
not limited to learning the Heimlich Maneuver, CPR and other rescue
techniques, basic first aid information about the treatment of wounds,
cuts, and burns as well as information regarding emergency procedures.

You may think that you know what to do in case of an emergency and
even if that is the case taking an approved class can allow you to feel
more secure and can help to refresh your memory about first aid and life
saving techniques. It is best to review and expand upon your knowledge
each year to help stay abreast of the latest techniques and by keeping
up with your CPR certification every few years you are also protected in
case there is a problem when you perform CPR on someone.

Having some emergency training and quality Health care insurance is the best defense against any hard surprises.

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Woman has finished 1,200 poems to remember 9/11 victims


Diane Higgins sits behind the volumes of poems she has written for the nearly 3,000 people who died on Sept. 11, 2001. She will present the poems to the victims' families as part of the America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts ceremony.

Many people's lives were changed by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but not in the way that Diane Huggins' was.


The Washington County mother of three set out to write a poem for every person who died in the attacks that day. Nearly 3,000 of them.


When she was profiled in the Post-Gazette in September 2004, she had finished about 720 poems and was continuing to work on them just about every day.


On Aug. 16 2006, she passed the 1,200 mark, having written a record nine that day. Her revised deadline for finishing as many as possible had become the upcoming fifth anniversary.


On Saturday in New York City, the nonprofit group she's been working with, America's 9/11 Memorial Quilts, will be dedicating and presenting to the victims' families five of the massive quilts that were made by volunteers around the country.

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9/11 Memorial Opening on the 10th Anniversary

The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on September 11, 2011 in a special
ceremony for victims' families. The Memorial opens to the public on
September 12, 2011 with the reservation of a visitor pass.

Visit to learn more about the memorial and how you can contribute!

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Fire and Burn Related Recalls


Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Reannounce Touch Point Heater Recall; Fire Hazard Posed read more

Target Recalls Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards read more

Honeywell Recalls Electric Baseboard and Fan Heater Thermostats Due to Burn Hazard read more

Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device Due to Fire Hazard read more

NexTorch Recalls Flashlight Batteries Due to Fire Hazard read more

Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard read more

Fiskars Brands Recalls SmartPower String Trimmers Due to Burn, Fire and Laceration Hazards read more


Survival Tips After a Hurricane Strikes

CPSC and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers That Can Linger After Hurricane Irene Passes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes.

Consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time.

In order to power lights, to keep food cold or to cook, consumers often use gas-powered generators. CPSC and USFA warn consumers NEVER to use portable generators indoors or in garages, basements or sheds. The exhaust from generators contains high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) that can quickly incapacitate and kill.

"Don't create your own disaster in the aftermath of a storm," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "Never run a generator in or right next to a home. Carbon monoxide is an invisible killer. CO is odorless and colorless and it can kill you and your family in minutes."

From 1999-2010, nearly 600 generator-related CO deaths have been reported to CPSC. CPSC is aware of an annual average of 81 deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning from generators in recent years. The majority of the deaths occurred as a result of using a generator inside a home's living space, in the basement or in the garage.

"We know from experience as victims try to recover from disasters, they will take unnecessary risks with candles, cooking and generators. These risks often result in additional and tragic life safety consequences," said Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn A. Gaines. "When you consider the challenges faced by firefighters and their departments to also recover from the same disasters, it is important that all of us remember even the simplest of fire safety behaviors following disasters of any type."

Do not put your family at risk. Follow these important safety tips from CPSC and USFA in the aftermath of a storm.


Portable Generators

Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open. Keep generators outside and far away from windows, doors and vents. Read both the label on your generator and the owner's manual and follow the instructions. Any electrical cables you use with the generator should be free of damage and suitable for outdoor use.


Charcoal Grills and Camp Stoves

Never use charcoal grills or camp stoves indoors. Burning charcoal or a camp stove in an enclosed space can produce lethal levels of carbon monoxide. There were at least seven CO-related deaths from charcoal or charcoal grills in 2007.


CO Alarms

Install carbon monoxide alarms immediately outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home to protect against CO poisoning. Change the alarms' batteries every year.


Electrical and Gas Safety

Stay away from any downed wires, including cable TV feeds. They may be live with deadly voltage. If you are standing in water, do not handle or operate electrical appliances. Electrical components, including circuit breakers, wiring in the walls and outlets that have been under water should not be turned on. They should be replaced unless properly inspected and tested by a qualified electrician.

Natural gas or propane valves that have been under water should be replaced. Smell and listen for leaky gas connections. If you believe there is a gas leak, immediately leave the house and leave the door(s) open. Never strike a match. Any size flame can spark an explosion. Before turning the gas back on, have the gas system checked by a professional.



Use caution with candles. If possible, use flashlights instead. If you must use candles, do not burn them on or near anything that can catch fire. Never leave burning candles unattended. Extinguish candles when you leave the room.

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Did You Know?


According to the NFPA...

"It is estimated that each household will experiencethree (usually unreported) fires per decade and two fires serious enough toreport to a fire department per lifetime." A.29.2 Fire Danger In The Home

"There is
often very little time between the detection of a fire and the time it becomes
deadly. This interval can be as little as

1 or 2 minutes."
A.29.2 Family Escape Plan

"There are
two types of fires to which household fire-warning equipment must respond. One
is a rapidly developing, high heat fire. The other is a slow, smoldering fire.
Either can produce smoke and toxic gases."
Fire-Warning Equipment

A.29.1.1 Chapter 29 does not
attempt to cover all equipment, methods, and requirements that might be
necessary or advantageous for the protection of lives and property from fire. NFPA 72
is a "Minimum Code".

The latest NFPA code
book goes in depth about what homeowners should consider for complete
protection, but this in unknown or overlooked to most individuals and
contractors and even to many officials.


The minimum protection today is a smoke detector outside
each separate sleeping area, one per floor and in each bedroom.  If this is what you have in your home, then
you may think you have great protection, but in fact you have the minimum. This still does not address quality.  Most
homes today are equipped with ionization smoke detectors only, which are the
cheapest you can buy...and proven to be the poorest responding to the common
smoldering type of fire.


If you read further in the codes, you will find that what is
recommended is to have smoke detectors in every room that we can (you should
not locate smoke detectors in or near kitchens or bathrooms, garages, attics,
some utility areas, near ceiling fans and more) and heat detectors in most
areas, but especially where you can't put smoke detectors.


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