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2013-07-31 23:37:12

As the US Wildfire Season seems to grow more intense each year, All Hands Fire Equipment is releasing wild fire prevention and safety tips for those in affected areas. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the United States is presently at Preparedness Level 3. This means that two or more regions in the US are experiencing wildland fires or prescribed fire activities that require a major commitment of national resources. There are five...

2013-07-08 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A number of today's media reports on Saturday's Asiana Airline crash in San Francisco have noted that flame retardant materials played a vital role in helping the passengers survive the crash. In response to the coverage, the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance released the following statement: "Expert commentary and news reports about the Asiana Airline crash are crediting flame retardant...

2013-06-07 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Neptune Aviation Services has marked three years of successful operations of its emerging fleet of BAe 146 new generation, large airtankers, as one of its reconfigured, one-time regional jet airliners works the Power House fire in Southern California. The fire, north of Los Angeles, has destroyed some 50 square miles, to date, and forced thousands of evacuations. With a tank capacity of 3,000 gallons of retardant, the BAe 146 is being...

2013-05-14 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) disputes the claims by several member of Congress that multiple, next generation large air tankers could be deployed in wildland firefighting as early as this year, if recently announced contract awards by the US Forest Service (USFS) go unprotested. Neptune Aviation Services of Missoula, Montana, which failed to secure one of the multi-year contracts, has stated...

2013-05-10 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has cited significant airframe modification and operational issues, should the US Forest Service (USFS) pursue a proposal to acquire surplus C27J cargo aircraft for deployment as air tankers in wildland firefighting. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013, up to 14 of the twin-engine, turboprop airplanes--built in Italy by Alenia--would be transferred...

2013-04-02 23:04:56

Following the April 1, 2013 article, “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News, http://www.thefutonshop.com responds to the Importance of such studies. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 On April 2, 2013 The Futon Shop responds to a new study “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News. The...

2013-03-27 16:20:11

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Private sector aerial firefighters report their aircraft are mission-ready for what could be another devastating fire season in the US, as dry conditions continue to persist over much of the country. In fact, according to a US Forest Service (USFS) spokesman, the 2013 fire season is projected to be similar to last year's, when 9.3 million acres of wildland were destroyed, by a total of 67,674 fires. Operators of helicopters and fixed wing...

2013-03-26 10:46:07

A flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned up widespread evidence of its biomarker, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers has found. The study, published in the journal Environment International, found that the chemical known as TDCPP -- chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or...

2013-02-26 16:21:02

The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) requests action by the Forest Service to award airtanker contracts now. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) is extremely concerned about a shortage of fixed wing slurry bombers for the upcoming fire season and has cited the US Forest Service (USFS) for prolonged lack of action toward replacing a dwindling number of...

2013-02-08 16:21:02

15 States Work to Ban Toxic Flame Retardant as New CA Draft Regulation On Flame Retardants Is Unveiled Safer States & Alliance for Toxic-Free Fire Safety Respond PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As at least 15 states consider legislation banning the use of certain flame retardant chemicals including chlorinated Tris in furniture and baby products, a new draft California fire safety regulation was announced today that would no longer require the use of the...