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2012-10-11 07:34:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home fire was reported every 85 seconds during 2010 - a total of 369,500 for the year - causing 13,350 injuries and 2,640 deaths. With Fire Prevention Week underway, public safety experts from Rave Mobile Safety, creators of the national safety database, Smart911, encourage citizens to review the following safety tips and create a free Safety Profile that will help fire crews better help...

2012-10-07 02:20:04

MARYVILLE, Mo., Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is showing its support for Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, and reaching out to fire departments registered on the "Sparky's Wish List: Partnering for Fire-Safe Communities," an NFPA-sponsored program which helps connect local fire departments with life-saving fire safety resources and educational materials. In its support of fire departments on Sparky's Wish List, LPI is sponsoring a "Campaign...

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...

2012-09-26 02:30:10

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Fire Protection Association, nuisance alarms or "false" alarms, are the leading cause for intentionally disabled smoke alarms in America. Unfortunately, each fire season also brings reports of serious injuries and deaths, and roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in houses with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms*. A recent study from the University of Maryland's School of Fire Protection Engineering**...

2012-09-25 23:03:13

Architectural Testing Adds Fire Testing, Flammability, and Combustibility to Their Approved Testing Agency License for the City of Los Angeles York, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Following an inspection of Architectural Testing´s (ATI) fire testing facility at their corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, representatives from the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) granted an approval to include Fire Testing on ATI´s approved testing agency license....

2012-09-25 10:26:46

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A cursory web search for school fires turns up a surprisingly large number of results. It's impossible to label this string of fires around the country as a trend, but one thing is startlingly clear: fire sprinkler systems can save lives, property, and money. George Saadian and the crew of the company he founded, Fire Protection Group, Inc., make it their goal to promote the use of fire protection systems in every kind of building. Whether it is for...

2012-09-13 14:24:59

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annette Funicello is a beloved symbol of Baby Boomers' childhoods, but this week she's also a great symbol of what can happen when you're unprepared for a fire. While many details of the fire itself are unknown, reasonable speculation about the circumstances allows the case to serve as a useful example of what fire protection systems can do. Home fire sprinklers, like those available from Fire Protection Group, Inc. work by responding to a...

2012-09-05 10:26:45

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire Protection Group, Inc. is the leading installer of fire protection systems in Southern California, a place where more awareness of domestic fire danger is needed. "As California goes, so goes the nation," says a familiar American truism. This saying is often used in debate over hot button political issues, and stirs up ire and anger outside of California. In some cases California is a positive trendsetter though. For instance, in protecting...

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 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...