Fire Prevention

An OSFM fire prevention specialist inspecting a new facilityThe Prevention Division works to reduce the potential impact of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work, and congregate. This team focuses on inspecting facilities which pose distinct fire hazards and where the potential loss of life from fire is very high.

The division is also responsible for the promotion of fire safety and the education of building owners, operators, and occupants, and the general public. Both office and field personnel are active educators, presenting a variety of program topics across the state of Kansas.

Our office even employs a dedicated Education Consultant to work with local fire and law enforcement jurisdictions, helping to educate kids on fire safety and prevent them from starting fires.


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Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Mai Hester | Dec 10, 2013

TOPEKA - Crown Boiler recalled its CWD Series cast iron hot water boilers that use LP gas or natural gas to heat water in home baseboard, floor or radiator heating systems. The recall was issued because of a carbon monoxide hazard. Crown Boiler is recalling about 2,200 units that were manufactured between May 2005 and July 2013.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the boilers’ air pressure switch can fail to shut down in the burner if there is a blockage in the vent system. This would allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide and pose a threat to consumers. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Kansas Chief Boiler Inspector Donald Jenkins confirmed that all of the defective Crown boilers shipped to Kansas have been accounted for and Crown Boiler is cooperating with the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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