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2014-04-16 08:39:10

Pierce County, Washington to utilize interoperable CAD, Mobile and Analytics HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South Sound 911, an interlocal agency created in an effort to consolidate public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Pierce County, Washington, has selected Intergraph(®)'s public safety solutions to replace multiple disparate systems and support multi-site, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response. The project includes multiple PSAPs for police, fire...

2014-04-16 08:38:28

Third Annual Awards Recognize U.S. 9-1-1 Call-Takers; From Rescuing Victim in Car Swept Away by Flood to Finding Kidnappers to Saving Lives in Medical Emergencies, Winner and Four Regional Honorees Praised for Excellence FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National 9-1-1 Education Month and the second full week is also traditionally celebrated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. With this in mind, the third Annual Smart Telecommunicator Awards kicked-off...

2014-04-15 23:15:35

The Recall Center is the largest source on the Web for information on vehicle recalls, safety alerts and legal news. Visit http://www.JeepRecallLawsuit.com Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The consumer advocates at the Recall Resource Center are announcing new information on the site for those who own or have been in accidents involving recalled Jeep vehicles. A new report indicates the necessary parts for a recent Jeep recall meant to address rear-end collision fire risks may not be...

2014-04-15 23:13:19

MT2 completes record number of firing range cleanups and helps law enforcement agencies remove lead hazards Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 MT2, LLC (MT2), national leader in providing environmental firing range services, announced today that it has successfully cleaned over three dozen lead contaminated sites over the past 15 months, removing over 1,300,000 tons of lead from the environment to help law enforcement and other agencies eliminate hazards associated with lead at firing...

2014-04-15 23:08:04

Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. “Stress is a widespread workplace issue that deserves...

2014-04-15 23:04:52

Texas-Based Health System Is Newest Member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome CHI St. Luke’s Health as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program. “Stand Up for Patient Safety member organizations are leading the way in creating measurable improvements in the safety and care of patients across the country,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS,...

2014-04-15 23:04:07

A fast-moving fire that started April 12 in Chile’s port city of Valparaiso has claimed the lives of two sponsored members of the Unbound community, forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes. Valparaiso, Chile (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A fast-moving fire that started April 12 in Chile’s port city of Valparaiso has claimed the lives of two sponsored members of the Unbound community, forced thousands to evacuate and destroyed hundreds of homes. Luis Olivares, Unbound...

2014-04-15 20:21:38

The long-awaited revisions to OSHA guidelines have finally been released, leading many building owners to turn to the team at 4 Over Electric for sage advice LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're facing commercial, industrial or residential electrical issues, the electrician Los Angeles residents know to trust can trust can be found at 4 Over Electric. With a team that is hand-picked for their knowledge and professionalism, the electricians at Los Angeles-based...

2014-04-15 20:20:44

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h67x3s/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Seat Belts Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h67x3s/global_automotive ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Automotive Seatbelts market to grow at a CAGR of 4.41 percent over...

2014-04-15 16:21:59

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Communities for Healthy Forests, Inc. (CHF), with support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI®), held a ceremony celebrating the restoration of the Douglas Complex fire devastation area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73275 The Douglas Complex wildfires gripped the State of Oregon in August of 2013, threatening homes, and forcing evacuations and road closures. Approximately 3,000...


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Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

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