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2009-12-04 12:23:00

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance Missouri State Executive Director Paul Crosetti, State Fire Marshal Randy Cole, and Brad Ballard, the CEO and creator of a children's fire safety program sponsored by Farmers called FireFacts, will conduct a children's fire safety day at the Missouri Capitol December 9. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080605/LATH062) "The call for fire safety comes following a tragic fire that took the lives of three young...

2009-12-03 10:15:00

BOSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- If the 2010 Farmers' Almanac is an accurate prognosticator, three-quarters of the U.S. will shiver through below-normal temperatures this winter. As families combat the cold by turning up the space heaters, stoves and other sources of warmth, many are doing so unaware that about one-third of home fires and deaths happen in the months of December, January and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most of them caused by...

2009-12-02 14:08:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Each year in the United States an estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured and 850 are killed in residential fires according to the U.S. Fire Administration. To help address this important issue, Chicago Children's Museum (CCM), the Chicago Fire Department and The Allstate Foundation today unveiled The Allstate Foundation Presents Play It Safe--a new permanent exhibit that encourages children and families to step into the shoes of a...

2009-11-02 16:02:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Fire Department and the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA) have been awarded scholarships to participate in a training conference dedicated to Remembering When(TM): A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, developed by the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA. The awarded scholarships provide for travel expenses for two participants, Remembering When curriculum materials and all training. VNA is a...

2009-10-30 15:45:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the International Code Council's Residential Building Code Committee (RBCC) have made it clear that fire sprinklers are destined to become a standard feature in all new homes. The fire sprinkler requirement was added to the International Residential Code (IRC) last year, and it is scheduled to become effective January 1, 2011, in states that adopt the latest version of this code. Currently, 48 states use the IRC as a basis of regulating...

2009-10-30 12:53:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Code Council's (ICC) Residential Building Code Committee voted to keep the residential fire sprinkler system requirement for one- and two-family new construction homes in the International Residential Code at the ICC hearings in Baltimore, MD this week. The requirement was in danger of being removed when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) submitted proposals to eliminate the requirement. The committee voted seven...

2009-10-27 12:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the Phoenix Fire Department are pleased to announce Mr. Rick Bryant, Vice President of Volvo Cars of North America, as the Keynote Speaker for the Residential Fire Safety Symposium being held at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona on December 2nd and 3rd, 2009. Bryant will be joined at the symposium by a host of notable speakers, including the recently appointed United States Fire Administrator, Chief...

2009-10-08 05:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and System Planning Corporation's TriData division, which specializes in public safety research and consulting, recently completed a three-year study of best fire prevention practices in 10 nations. The study found many practices that have been associated with dramatic reductions in fire deaths and injuries in these nations. These best practices could help reduce fire deaths and...

2009-10-05 07:00:00

PELLA, Iowa, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures drop and families spend more time in-doors, statistics prove that there is an increase in home fires, with December and January being the peak months. In 2008, 3,320 fire fatalities were reported in the U.S., and most deaths -- 83 percent -- occurred in homes, according to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA). As Fire Prevention Week, observed October 4-10, and winter months approach, Pella Corporation's Close the door on...

2009-10-05 05:13:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday household routines - such as boiling water for the family dinner, giving your child a bath or leaving burning candles within reach of a child - can potentially cause burns to you or your child if not done safely. As part of this year's Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 - 10, 2009), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) - the leading product safety organization - is helping families identify potential burn hazards around the home that parents may...