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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...

2009-11-02 16:02:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Fire Department and the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA) have been awarded scholarships to participate in a training conference dedicated to Remembering When(TM): A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA. The awarded scholarships provide for travel expenses for two participants, Remembering When curriculum materials and all training. VNA is a...

2009-10-27 12:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Phoenix Fire Department are pleased to announce Mr. Rick Bryant, Vice President of Volvo Cars of North America, as the Keynote Speaker for the Residential Fire Safety Symposium being held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. Bryant will be joined at the symposium by a host of notable speakers, including the recently appointed United States Fire Administrator, Chief...

2009-10-05 07:00:00

PELLA, Iowa, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures drop and families spend more time in-doors, statistics prove that there is an increase in home fires, with December and January being the peak months. In 2008, 3,320 fire fatalities were reported in the U.S., and most deaths -- 83 percent -- occurred in homes, according to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). As Fire Prevention Week, observed October 4-10, and winter months approach, Pella Corporation's Close the door on...

2009-10-05 05:13:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday household routines - such as boiling water for the family dinner, giving your child a bath or leaving burning candles within reach of a child - can potentially cause burns to you or your child if not done safely. As part of this year's Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 - 10, 2009), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) - the leading product safety organization - is helping families identify potential burn hazards around the home that parents may...

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2009-09-25 04:31:02

A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how construction materials react to fire. The technique, which is being presented this week at the Fifth Spanish Forestry Congress, can be used to improve fire risk maps. A group of researchers from the Forest Fires Laboratory (CIFOR-INIA) has applied a "mass loss calorimeter" "“ a device...


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