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2014-07-17 08:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what has already been declared a record year for wild land fires in California, private operators of air tankers and helicopters have provided invaluable assistance to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), one of the few state fire protection agencies that operates its own fleet of air assets. According to just-released CAL FIRE data, 2,990 fires erupted in the state between January 1, and July 7,...

2014-07-17 08:21:34

Elevates Vehicle Safety with Extended Reaction Time and Spatial Awareness Technology NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Distracted driving is the cause of 72% of car accidents, resulting in more than 15 people killed and another 1,200 injured each day in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). "Visual-manual tasks can degrade a driver's focus and increase the risk of getting into a crash up to three times," explains National Highway Traffic Safety...

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2014-07-17 05:07:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the Deepwater Horizon released about 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 1.84 million gallons of chemical dispersants were pumped into the Gulf to break up the oil and eliminate oil slicks across the surface of the water. Now, researchers from Haverford College and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found evidence that the chemical dispersant used, called DOSS, is still in the Gulf ecosystem...

2014-07-16 23:13:41

LumeWay, a developer and manufacturer of fatigue monitors, has begun production shipments of the EA430. Holden, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 LumeWay, a developer and manufacturer of fatigue monitors, has begun production shipments of the EA430. “Fatigue management is major safety issue with today’s transportation fleets,” says Jeffrey Summit, President at LumeWay. “This product will allow our customers to prevent accidents,” continues Summit. “Our team of engineers and safety...

2014-07-16 23:12:58

Celebrates Colorado Springs - North Grand Opening with Donation to Pine Creek High School Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Colorado Springs - North facility today. The facility is located at 13510 Meadowgrass Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado and is open 24-7. “Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and we look forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to Colorado Springs and the surrounding...

2014-07-16 23:11:50

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation sees its role in the community as assisting educators and parents in the education of children about their personal safety. Boston One, run by Travis Miller, has pledged its support by donating to the foundation-- “Most of the staff have young children and I believe in this day, education is the key to safety of our children.” Gold Coast, Australia (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Miller says, “and raising awareness is something that the Daniel Morcombe...

2014-07-16 23:07:42

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Invites Testimony from Health Safety Experts and Consumer Advocates at a Hearing Set for 10 am EDT, July 17, 2014 Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 National Patient Safety Foundation President Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, will appear Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education & Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, at a hearing on patient safety titled, “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is...

2014-07-16 23:04:42

Hastings & Hastings, a law firm that consists of a group of experienced attorneys who handle all types of personal injury and bodily injury cases, announces services made available by attorneys certified by the Arizona State Bar as specialists in injury and wrongful death litigation as demand grows. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Hastings & Hastings, a law firm that consists of a group of experienced attorneys who handle all types of personal injury and bodily injury cases,...

2014-07-16 20:20:43

CALGARY, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a CP train derailment 40 kilometres west of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign...

2014-07-16 16:23:52

Innovative Program Offers Proven Techniques to Recognize and Respond to Mental Illness and Addiction WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health today joined Senators Kelly Ayotte (NH) and Mark Begich (AK) and Representatives Lynn Jenkins (KS) and Ron Barber (AZ) for two congressional staff briefings on Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Officers. The congressional hosts are also the lead co-sponsors of the Mental Health...


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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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