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2013-08-01 23:04:51

The investment in installing propane and new props at Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre means enhanced training scenarios and more practice time for all firefighter students. Vermilion, Alberta (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Response training for building or structural fires at Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre (ETC) now involves more realistic scenarios; thanks to extensive renovations to the 7-storey fire tower at the Vermilion campus. Piped-in propane, fire-retardant...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By Emilie Raguso, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jun. 26--Firefighters in the Stanislaus National Forest are using the Tuolumne River like a "giant fire engine," pumping water from it to slow the spread of a fire that has been burning on the river's north slope since Saturday, authorities said. The North Mountain fire, which was caused by lightning and has consumed about 1,010 acres, was 5 percent contained Wednesday evening, said Pat Kaunert, spokesman for the Stanislaus National Forest....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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