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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,...

2013-11-07 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...

2013-10-09 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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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