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2013-11-24 23:00:02

SFPE Reports Inadequate Building Design Contributed to Deaths of 92 Children and 3 Nuns Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Shortly before the end of classes on December 1, 1958, a fire broke out at the Our Lady of Angels Elementary School in Chicago, IL. The fire left 95 dead and many others seriously injured. This fire, which occurred 55 years ago, is still one of the deadliest school fires in the history of the United States. “Poor fire protection design was a major contributing...

2013-11-22 23:33:13

The increased use of Turkey Fryers pose unique fire hazards during the Thanksgiving Season. All Hands Fire Equipment is announcing fire safety tips to help keep families safe this year. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Thanksgiving has always been a time with high house fire rates. The deep fried turkey trend has increased fire safety awareness requirements substantially. New Jersey fire and safety equipment provider All Hands Fire Equipment, a family-owned fire safety company,...

2013-11-20 20:23:47

Fire Protection Group, Inc. is here to help companies cut fire risks and keep potential liabilities to an absolute minimum LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A rekindled fire that flared up in a Downtown Los Angeles building last weekend offered a sad picture of what can happen when fires hit businesses, as an unidentified body was found among the ashes by firefighters. Fire Protection Group, Inc. would like to take the opportunity to remind owners and managers of business...

2013-11-19 08:34:20

State Farm Cooking Fire Claims Are Down in November BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to frying up a feathered feast, there may be no better experts than bearded duckmen Si and Jase Robertson. As members of the Duck Commander family, they know how to be safe when frying a bird. That is why they have teamed up with insurer State Farm® to reinforce the importance of turkey fryer and cooking safety this holiday season with a brand-new video titled Hang on a Minute...

2013-11-18 20:21:34

Residential fires around the holidays are an unfortunate reminder of the importance of fire alarms in multi-dwelling buildings, says fire protection company Global Fire Technologies, Inc. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The biggest cause of residential fires is home cooking. This makes the holiday season--and especially Thanksgiving--one of the most dangerous days in terms of residential fires. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) claims that...

2013-11-07 23:22:19

Shutgun Highlights the Importance of Mitigating Sprinkler Water Damage and the Affects on Hotel Insurance Deductibles New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 In an effort to save on insurance premiums, an increasing number of commercial and hotel properties are hiking deductibles to save cash. While the property owners save dollars month to month, they are assuming more responsibility for every minor incident or repair. Therefore mitigating damage becomes critical. Insurance and...

2013-10-17 12:23:40

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten years have passed since six people died in a high-rise fire that did not have fire sprinklers at the Cook County Administration Building, 69 W. Washington, October 17, 2003. The City has since established additional fire- and life-safety measures to prevent future tragedies in commercial high-rise buildings. The nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) questions the safety of occupants who live in...

2013-10-09 23:26:12

October is Fire Prevention Month, and experts say the number-one life-saving device in case of a fire in the home is a smoke alarm in every room. In 2012, there were more than 1.4 million fires that took over 3,000 lives in the U.S. alone; Life+Gear has developed a full line of home safety, fire preparation products to help families ensure that they are prepared when the unexpected happens. San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 There are few things that homeowners and apartment...

2013-10-08 08:22:49

MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A campaign that began a year ago to support Sparky the Fire Dog®'s "Wish List" has successfully provided complimentary lightning protection systems for over half a dozen fire stations in high risk lightning regions across the U.S. In an industry initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community, the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) kicked off the "Building Lightning Safe...

2013-10-07 12:29:18

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), on average, seven people in the U.S. die every day in house fires. In 2011, fire departments responded to 370,000 home fires, resulting in $6.9 billion in damage. With Fire Prevention Week underway, the experts from Rave Mobile Safety, creators of the national public safety service, Smart911, are offering the following tips to help individuals and families prevent and handle fire...