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2010-12-23 00:01:08

State Systems Inc. donates 100 smoke detectors to MIFA to commemorate Fire Prevention Week. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 State Systems Inc. recently donated 100 smoke detectors to MIFA to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, which was Oct. 3 to 9, 2010. This year's National Fire Prevention Week campaign was aimed toward educating people about the use of smoke detectors and encouraged everyone to make the necessary updates in order to maintain safety. "In light of the recent outbreak...

2010-11-30 11:12:00

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This new GREEN product from Roy & Mark Underwood of Sentry UV, Inc. is their latest design to purify any vent that emits carbon gases that cause smells and odors. This product also eliminates pathogens coming from sewage vents that emit viruses and bacterium that are harmful to the indoor environment. This new patented design is the latest technology from the designers to solve the major part of the "sick building syndrome." A...

2010-11-01 14:53:00

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Voices, an advocates' coalition determined to create a Fire Safe America, released a series of six new Public Service Announcements (PSA) that tell the stories of women who have lost family members in fires and explain the need for fire sprinklers in homes. Each PSA has a personal message from Common Voices advocates, but many with a twist. Advocate Vina Drennan's husband was a firefighter who lost his life fighting a house fire....

2010-10-13 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The only thing more frightening than your child's ghoulish Halloween costume is the potential risk it can pose for serious injury. What's more, scary skeleton string lights and jack-o-lanterns that haunt your home could be potential fire hazards if not used properly. Every Halloween, the second most "decorated" holiday after Christmas, potentially flammable costumes and improperly-used decorations contribute to a significant increase in home...

2010-10-05 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and Disney, announced today the launch of a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to raise awareness about wildfire prevention. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/46412/ The new PSAs feature characters and scenes from Disney's Bambi...

2010-06-30 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) and an educational DVD for elementary school students designed to provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The PSAs and DVD are being distributed prior to the July 4th holiday, a time when many people go camping, have outdoor BBQs and light...

2010-05-17 10:49:00

Building Safety Month 2010 WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During May, which is Building Safety Month 2010, the International Code Council Foundation is providing weekly tips and links to additional resources consumers can use to save money and prevent disasters. May 16 -22 is Fire Safety and Awareness Week. "The International Code Council is committed to fire safety as part of its overall mission to build a safer and more sustainable world," said Council CEO Rick...

2010-04-27 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building Safety Week, for the first time, will expand into a month-long awareness campaign, Building Safety Month: Commemorating a 30-year Legacy of Leadership. "Building Safety Month continues the goal of the original Building Safety Week, and provides the public with ideas to keep their families and homes safe," said Rick Weiland, ICCF Board of Governors President and CEO of the Code Council. "The message is simple: Be proactive. Demand...

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2010-04-01 13:20:57

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that the correct combination of automatic fire sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and closed doors provided enough time and safe conditions for residents to escape safely and for firefighters to perform their job without undue hazard. The study's goal was to compare the hazard levels created by room fires in dormitory...

2009-12-03 10:15:00

BOSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- If the 2010 Farmers' Almanac is an accurate prognosticator, three-quarters of the U.S. will shiver through below-normal temperatures this winter. As families combat the cold by turning up the space heaters, stoves and other sources of warmth, many are doing so unaware that about one-third of home fires and deaths happen in the months of December, January and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most of them caused by...


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