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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 06:22:02

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...

2012-08-22 10:25:39

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, a fire sprinkler system in a six-year-old home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, contained and extinguished a kitchen fire before it was able to become destructive and possibly deadly. The fire was caused by a coffee maker that was too close to a gas stovetop, where a boiling pot of water was left unattended. The homeowners, who were in the backyard, noticed the fire and called the fire department just before a single fire...

2012-08-16 14:22:01

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The long summer of 2012 got even hotter last week when a Chevron oil refinery in the Northern California community of Richmond was set ablaze. The staff of Fire Protection Group, Inc. - a company specializing in a range of fire protection services for companies and individuals - believes the fire should be seen as a teachable moment for businesses of all sizes to be mindful of the potential for damage caused by any fire. The Chevron fire not only...

2012-08-14 10:24:59

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated the City's fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection in all new construction one- and two-family homes and townhomes effective immediately. The new residential fire sprinkler requirements were adopted as part of the 2012 editions of NFPA 1 Fire Code and the International Residential Code (IRC). NFPA 1 is a model residential fire code from the...

2012-08-03 18:20:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A division of the National Interagency Fire Center called Predictive Services issued a serious warning in June about the need for watchfulness and quality fire protection services all summer long. A small sliver of the South Atlantic region can expect a lower-than-average wildfire risk. The rest of the United States, however, can expect average to above average wildfire hazards until the end of September. Hotter, drier weather in most parts of the...

2012-07-18 10:28:05

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is regarded as the best season for a vacation in America. Perhaps it retains that reputation from when we were children and we had a nice respite from school. On the other hand, it could just simply be that many places are more pleasant to visit when they're warm. Whatever the reason, we will most likely be leaving our humble abodes for a fair amount of time for some summertime traveling. Before leaving, vacationers plan for their pets and for...

2012-07-12 14:23:33

ORLAND PARK, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 10, a deadly fire occurred in a single unit of a six-unit townhouse building in Park Forest, killing both a 59-year-old male and a 78-year-old female. The fire occurred during daylight hours and fire officials say a smoldering cigarette was the cause. The smoke detectors were not operating. According to an Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office database, there have been 61 total fire deaths in Illinois this year....

Improvements in Fire Department Tactics Using Live Fire Tests with FDNY
2012-07-12 11:06:54

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) spent much of the first two weeks in July setting fire to 20 abandoned townhouses on Governors Island, about a kilometer from the southern tip of Manhattan. In a series of "live burn" experiments, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), New York...

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...