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2013-09-17 23:29:08

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides tips for creating emergency preparedness plans. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Life can change on a dime by either moving in a more positive, joyful direction or through an emergency that causes trauma or even tragedy. While you can take steps to help prevent some negative situations such as burglary or fire from occurring in your home, some events are unavoidable. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of injuries, property...

2013-09-12 23:22:11

Massachusetts has been in the middle of countless storms this month and flash floods are becoming an all too common problem for homeowners. Chatham, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Labor Day weekend and the first few days of September have proven to be wet and stormy for Central and Eastern Massachusetts. As a result, flash flood warnings have been issued repeatedly for most of the state, reported the Boston Globe on September 2, 2013. Between the humidity, the wind gusts, hail and heavy...

2013-09-10 23:18:45

Wilderness Survival Gear, a leading source for emergency preparedness information and supplies, is proud to support National Preparedness Month during the month of September. Albany, OR (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 September is National Preparedness Month, the month where the American public are reminded to be prepared for anything. The focus is placed on home and family preparedness, businesses being ready for anything, and school-aged children being prepared. During September every year,...

2013-09-09 23:21:15

A donation of up to one thousand dollars will be gifted to The BackStoppers Inc. based on attendance during Elliott’s Upcoming Mobile Solutions™ Emergency Response Preparedness Webinar. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Elliott Data Systems, Inc., an expert in the development and integration of the Mobile Solutions™ line of identification and accountability solutions for Emergency Response, today announced that on behalf of National Preparedness Month Elliott will donate $5...

2013-08-29 23:19:16

Boone County (MO) Fire Protection District (BCFPD) has begun utilizing new mobile technology that locates and dispatches its volunteer firefighters and EMTs to nearby incidents in order to reduce fire department response times. The system, developed by NowForce, locates and dispatches nearby potential responders, thereby shortening the time between when a 9-1-1 call is placed and when a fire/rescue unit arrives. Columbia, MO and Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Closest available...

2013-08-22 23:27:51

ThunderCat to begin fulfilling orders on $3 billion dollar DHS Contract in the SDVOSB category. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 ThunderCat Technology, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business will leverage its new DHS team to begin work on the DHS FirstSource II contract. Originally awarded in November 2012, the protests for the SDVOSB socio economic category have been resolved. "We have been working with DHS since 2008 and are excited to finally begin work on the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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