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2012-10-04 14:21:47

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From October 7-13, fire departments across Illinois and the nation will host open houses and fire safety events as part of their national Fire Prevention Week (FPW) activities. Education and prevention are essential because nine out of every 10 structure fire deaths occur in the home. That's according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor of FPW. Last year, the U.S. fire service responded to 370,000 home...

2012-10-02 10:23:07

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.* For 25 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery(®) program has been dedicated to helping share the life-saving reminder to change the batteries...

2012-08-25 23:04:12

The Active Alarm is the first and only automatic device that can prevent home fires. Simply plug your stove into the Active Alarm and then plug the Active Alarm into the wall. Once your smoke alarm sounds, the Active Alarm hears the alarm and cuts the power to the stove thereby preventing the fire. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 Active Fire Prevention, a Provo Utah start-up, has developed a life-saving, home fire prevention device. The Active Alarm is an automatic device that stops...

2012-08-23 10:20:28

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across West Virginia also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Deputy State Fire Marshal Carol Nolte. "And the best way to protect lives is to prevent fires in the first place. That's the...

2012-08-23 06:27:31

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Missouri also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Chief Ernie Rhodes of the St. Charles Fire Department and current president of the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs. "And...

2012-08-23 06:22:08

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Tennessee also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Gary West, assistant commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. "And the best way to protect lives is to...

2012-08-23 06:22:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Pennsylvania also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters work every day to save lives and protect property," said State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann. "A strong fire education program at the local level can help prevent fires and, ultimately, save lives."...

2012-08-23 06:22:05

THOMASVILLE, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across North Carolina also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Dolly Hulin, state council chair of the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators' Association. "And the best way to...

2012-08-23 06:22:04

BRANDON, Miss., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Mississippi also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Chief Scott Berry, president of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association. "And the best way to protect lives is to prevent fires in...

2012-08-23 06:22:02

VERSAILLES, Ky., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Kentucky also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now, they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission. "And the best way to protect lives is to prevent fires in the first...