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2012-08-23 06:22:01

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Indiana 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 Ken Gilliam of the Noblesville Fire Department and president of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association. "And the best way to...

Smokey Bear Celebrates 68th Birthday At Mission Control
2012-08-09 08:34:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On August 9 Smokey Bear is turning 68. NASA, the US Forest Service (USFS), the Texas Forest Service and Smokey Bear are getting together to celebrate Smokey´s day at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The well liked mascot will tour the center and will record a promotional announcement for NASA Television to air later in August, 2012. Representing the Advertising Council Inc.´s longest running public service...

2012-08-06 06:20:22

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the Texas Forest Service and Smokey Bear are teaming up to celebrate Smokey's 68th birthday Aug. 9 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The popular mascot will tour the center and record a promotional announcement for NASA Television that will air later this month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Smokey Bear is the USFS symbol for wildland fire prevention and represents...

2012-07-04 23:02:47

Fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen in any home. Although home insurance can rebuild the house and get homeowners back on their feet, there are precious memories and sentimental items that simply can´t be replaced. Making a home as safe as possible from a fire is the best way to protect those memories, as well as the people in the home. InsuranceHotline.com provides some important tips that will help keep a home safe from a fire. (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Home fires...

2012-06-30 23:00:44

Smokey Bear and NASA Astronaut to highlight earth, forests & wildfire Juneau, AK (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service launched an important partnership with NASA that coincided with the mid-May liftoff of a new crew for the International Space Station (ISS). Through this partnership, the ISS crew may use high resolution photographs to document the extent and impacts of wildfire in the U.S. NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and his Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady...

2012-06-19 14:22:09

LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you know it or not, the call you make to have fire sprinkler systems installed, tested or maintained is the most important one you'll make. If a serious fire never happens, you may never appreciate how crucial your fire protection system was. You're in the market for a Fire Protection contractor because you're concerned about complying codes and standards. However, any fire protection contractor worth their salt knows the real issue is the...

2012-06-01 14:21:51

MEBANE, N.C., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a quarter of U.S. homes built prior to 2002 - approximately 17 million - may require updated fire safety equipment, according to a new survey conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. The survey, launched in conjunction with Home Safety Month in June, found that 20 percent of respondents had never replaced a smoke alarm, and another six percent hadn't replaced...

2012-05-20 22:22:06

Cooking, careless smoking and heating are leading causes of residential fires WASHINGTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During Week Three of Building Safety Month, the International Code Council Foundation is focusing consumer attention on fire safety and awareness. In 2010 (the most recent data available) more than 362,000 residential fires caused 2,555 deaths, 13,000-plus injuries and more than $6.5 billion in property damage costs primarily caused by cooking mishaps,...

2012-04-18 14:21:59

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 3:00 am on a location movie shoot in Los Angeles (we can't say which one). The director is coaching exhausted actors. Working in the field is taking its toll on the crew. Gaffers run cables and reconfigure the lights for the tenth time tonight. Every worker has a hundred important things on their mind, and fire safety may not be among them. Worse still, the heat from those lights would trigger the fire sprinkler systems, so they've all been...

2012-04-12 06:27:04

CCMPA supports Ontario Fire Chiefs' fire-sprinkler findings and advocates containment as part of a four part balanced design to prevent the spread of fires and save lives TORONTO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - When fire strikes, there can be any number of contributing factors, from human behaviour (an untended fry pan; a cigarette left- burning) to the proximity of hazardous materials (half-empty paint tins stacked in a basement). Regardless of the cause, however, it's the...