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2013-11-12 12:27:41

Cardioviva(TM) Awards $30K in Cash and Prizes to Heart Health Champions MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What do a former motorcycle dealership owner and MBA candidate, a marine scientist, and an emergency management consultant have in common? While their day jobs might be vastly different, they are all volunteer firefighters who have just been named the winners of the first Search for Cardioviva(TM) Heart Health Champions contest. (Photo:...

2013-10-16 12:25:29

NYU-Poly Researchers Join Government and Fire Departments to Develop Free Game-Based Online Education for Newly Emerging Risks NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A free online training tool is being introduced nationwide to firefighters who are facing new building construction and housing materials that make fires more dangerous. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO ) Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) created...

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...

2013-08-15 08:35:48

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From Fire Rescue International 2013, Omnilert announced more fire departments that have recently implemented Amerilert First Responder to improve reliability of dispatching and shorten response times to emergencies. Personal demonstrations of the SMS text message dispatch service can be seen in booth #4541 at IAFC's Annual Conference and Expo, FRI 2013, in Chicago from August 16-17. Visitors can also enter a chance to win an instant grant of Amerilert...

2013-05-08 08:31:09

Each year nearly half of all firefighter deaths are caused by heart attacks1 WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart attacks are the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities, with more than half of all firefighter fatalities attributed to them.[1] In an effort to change this alarming statistic, Cardioviva(TM) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up to educate fire service and emergency medical technician (EMT) volunteers about the dangers of high...

2013-03-05 08:38:34

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Forte Holdings, the leading provider of healthcare software solutions, has signed on to be the primary sponsor of the 2013 Volunteer Firefighters Academy, an annual training program run by the El Dorado County Training Officers Association. The training officers association is made up of representatives from all the fire departments on the Western Slope of the county. Along with sharing training resources and information, the...

2012-10-09 11:28:56

ATLANTA, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine fighting a building fire with gardening gloves or walking into a 1,000 degrees F room with threadbare boots. Now, imagine voluntarily taking these risks without being paid. This exemplifies the fierce commitment of volunteer firefighters, yet many departments lack funds to purchase specialized gear and replace outdated equipment. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-08-04 10:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $669,000 will be awarded to help firefighters in Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan announced today. "These funds will be distributed to 160 volunteer fire companies in rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common," Allan said. "To understand the...

2010-10-13 10:45:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, millions of people count on volunteer and rural community fire units to protect them and their property. More than 825,000 volunteer and small town firefighters do their jobs mostly without recognition and often without the latest equipment or training. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091005/CL86930LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091005/CL86930LOGO ) According to the National Volunteer Fire Council and the...

2009-08-26 09:00:00

Grants to Help Rural Companies Battle Forest Fires Across PA HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley announced that a record $604,710 has been awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against fires in forests and other undeveloped areas. "A total of 162 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and communities where forest fires are common will receive funds to help them battle...