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2014-08-07 12:20:53

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First responders from nine states took part in a Norfolk Southern-sponsored crude-by-rail emergency response class recently at the Association of American Railroads' Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colo. The event marked the latest in Norfolk Southern's ongoing efforts to facilitate rail-focused training for emergency personnel across its operating system. Forty responders from Pennsylvania, Ohio,...

2014-08-05 08:34:14

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support the organization's national disaster and emergency preparedness efforts across the United States. "Bayer has been a long-time supporter of the important work of the American Red Cross," said Bayer Corporation President Philip Blake. "This donation is our way of helping the American Red Cross prepare and protect communities, including those in which...

2014-08-01 23:06:45

Emergency preparedness application will give key school personnel and first responders access to critical facility information, floor plans, schematics, digital imagery, and other resources, while evacuation plans will assist the schools with providing safe learning and working environments. Centerville, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 BeSafe Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has been awarded several contracts with colleges in New England to secure their campuses and develop...

2014-07-31 23:06:45

New Emergency Management System Free to Fire and Rescue Departments Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 If you’re a concerned citizen reading this article, fantastic! Please continue on. If you’re a concerned Firefighter or EMT, please put down anything of importance, and prepare yourself for some amazing news. The startup company Maker Consulting, headquartered just outside of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is beginning to turn heads with a new business strategy; Maker...

2014-07-31 23:06:06

This new IBWA YouTube video serves as a reminder for people to take a moment to re-assess their risks and update hurricane kits and emergency plans. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today launched a new video on its BottledWaterMatters YouTube channel called “Bottled Water – Always there when you need it,” which tells the story of the vital role bottled water plays in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. Late summer...

2014-07-31 12:26:19

Service that Leverages Citizen-supplied Data for Emergency Planning and Response Now Supports more than 100 U.S. Communities FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rave Mobile Safety, the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, has announced continued adoption of SmartPrepare. The rapidly growing service allows citizens to create free, secure Safety Profiles online that contain vital details about their household. Public safety officials can quickly leverage...

2014-07-31 08:42:39

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of British Columbia Vancouver (UBCV) campus has a very unique set of emergency management needs. UBCV is not only responsible for 50,000 students and over 14,000 faculty and staff members, but also the 9,000 residents of the University Neighborhoods Association and almost 600 buildings, homes, and facilities in and around the UBCV campus. In addition, UBCV is the venue for several major annual events, which can bring...

2014-07-30 23:15:02

Miami’s community bank for 40 years wishes their customers and community to be safe and well prepared for the 2014 hurricane season. Miami, Fl (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 As the 2014 hurricane season begins to take full force on our nation’s coastlines, Continental National Bank is encouraging customers to prepare for the hurricane season by staying informed, assessing their home’s risk, and developing emergency plans to protect against a potential storm. “Preparation is key to ensuring...

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2014-07-30 04:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster. The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Penn State University biology professor Charles Fisher, and is detailed in a paper published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

2014-07-29 23:16:04

Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, has deployed an integrated Mass Notification System as part of a new flash-flood warning system for the Petra Archaeological Park area in Jordan. ATI Systems, in conjunction with Solutions Communications and Security Systems (SOLCOM) of Amman Jordan, is implementing this new flash-flood warning system as part of a project funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Boston, MA (PRWEB) July...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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