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2014-09-12 16:20:21

Police, Safety Groups to Offer Safety Seat Checkpoints Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14 - 20. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. 20, has been designated as "National Seat Check Saturday." "I urge all parents and caregivers to not only get their seats checked, but...

2014-09-12 12:26:35

ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council will announce the election of a new member to its Board of Directors at the group's annual meeting, being held in San Diego in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo - the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Philip K. Asherman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I), is accepting a two-year term....

2014-09-12 12:23:46

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Eastern States Exposition, Connecticut State Police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will work cooperatively to encourage firearm owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent accidents, misuse and theft. Through NSSF's Project ChildSafe program, state police will distribute free gun locks, safety literature and child safety pledges, while supplies last. "Our goal is...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-12 12:20:27

Comprehensive IEC 61508 Training Workshop Coming to Motor City TROY, Mich., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- kVA, an engineering and management consultancy group, has opened up online registration for their final IEC 61508 four-day training event in 2014. The event is scheduled to take place in Troy, MI at the Marriott Hotel, north of Detroit. Training will begin November 10th with an optional certification exam on the 14th. OEMs and suppliers working in the industrial sector are...

2014-09-12 08:22:34

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After working in a field on a neighbor's farm, Jim Flach parked his equipment and stepped out of the vehicle. Flach received a severe electric shock that ultimately resulted in his death a few months later. His equipment was unknowingly touching an overhead power line, and he became a path to ground for an electrical current as he set his foot onto the ground. Safe Electricity urges farmers and agricultural workers to take precautions around...

2014-09-11 23:12:06

Trudy Fedorko, DO Welcomed to Her New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named Trudy Fedorko, DO the Medical Director of the Mansfield facility. “We are pleased to announce that Dr. Fedorko is the new Facility Medical Director of our Mansfield location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. Dr. Fedorko...

2014-09-11 23:09:37

The dangers and statistics regarding the average amounts of deaths, injuries, and damages due to speeding drivers are discussed in latest article from The Jones Firm, a law firm of Bellevue, WA. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30% of fatal accidents are the result of speeding,” according to the latest article published by The Jones Firm on September 10, 2014. “This percentage amounts to over...

2014-09-11 23:04:48

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) has reaccredited all three bachelor’s degree programs in fire protection offered by Eastern Kentucky University. EKU offers on-campus and online fire degree programs. Richmond, KY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) has re-accredited all three bachelor’s degree programs in fire protection offered by Eastern Kentucky University. IFSAC is a peer-driven, self-governing...

2014-09-11 23:03:49

OFF-DUTY Hatzalah Volunteer EMT & who is also the owner of Lice Troopers is first to respond at scene of rollover crash on I-75 in Miami. Both Patients transported to trauma centers in critical condition. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Local volunteer EMT was first to arrive on the scene of a rollover car accident that occurred Wednesday night in northwest Miami Dade, leaving two people injured. The accident, involving a vehicle with an ATV in the back of the bed, took place on...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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