Week 2010! Check out the theme and helpful resources
The NFPA has announced the theme for Fire
Prevention Week 2010 and once again, smoke alarms are
the focus! Since having a working smoke alarm in your
home cuts your chances of dying in a home fire by 50%,
that is probably a good thing. Check out the website at
Meeting – Cowboys Stadium in Arlington!
The September 16th meeting of the Metroplex Fire Safety
Educators Association will be a meeting you won’t want
to miss! The meeting will include a tour of the new
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It will be interesting to
see how one of the world’s most cutting-edge structures
is protected from fire. Additionally, we hope to gain
some information about some of the planning for crowd
control, etc. that is underway for the Super Bowl. We
are limiting attendance at this meeting only to paid
members. If you are available and interested in
attending but are not currently a paid member, please
submit your form and dues as soon as possible. Note—the
Arlington FD personnel conducting the tour asked that
all MFSEA members wear their work uniforms the day of
Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Kidde Model PI2000 Dual Sensor
Units: About 94,000
Manufacturer: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment
Inc., of Mebane, N.C.
Hazard: An electrostatic discharge can damage the
unit, causing it not to warn consumers of a fire.
Description: This recall involves Kidde dual
sensor smoke alarms model PI2000. The alarms can be
identified by two buttons, "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO
TEST WEEKLY," which are located on the front/center of
the alarm. The model number and date code are on the
back of the smoke alarm. Only date codes 2008 Aug.01
through 2009 May 04 are included in this recall.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Kidde
immediately to receive a free replacement smoke alarm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information,
contact Kidde toll-free at (877) 524-2086 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's
Web site at www.kidde.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including
pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
NFPA offers conference
scholarships to safety educators
Attention fire and life safety educators: we want as
many of you as possible to attend the NFPA Conference
and Expo in Chicago, IL, this June. We've got some great
educational opportunities designed just for you, as well
as some outstanding networking opportunities in the
works. To make getting to Chicago easier, NFPA is
awarding up to 30 scholarships for fire and life safety
Click for more information.
to view the February NFPA Safety Source Newsletter
Thousands of Childhood Deaths
New reports show parents and policymakers where they may
choose to focus their worries and efforts, from finding
safe places for infants to sleep to being sticklers for
rules when teenagers get into cars.
Click for details.
National Fire and Life Safety Educators
NFLSE (National Fire and Life Safety
Educators) is a group specifically designed for fire and
life safety educators nationally. Fire and Life Safety
Education is that critical element aimed at changing
unsafe human behavior.
here to find out more information.