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2010-11-01 14:53:00

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Voices, an advocates' coalition determined to create a Fire Safe America, released a series of six new Public Service Announcements (PSA) that tell the stories of women who have lost family members in fires and explain the need for fire sprinklers in homes. Each PSA has a personal message from Common Voices advocates, but many with a twist. Advocate Vina Drennan's husband was a firefighter who lost his life fighting a house fire....

2010-10-14 07:55:00

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting January 1, 2011, several states -- including Pennsylvania -- will require fire sprinklers to be installed in all new homes. In response to growing concerns about home-fire fatalities and irrefutable fire-loss data, the nation's building codes are changing to incorporate this life-saving technology. "Fire sprinklers save lives, plain and simple," explains Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Edward A. Mann, who says this fact is borne out by...

2010-10-13 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The only thing more frightening than your child's ghoulish Halloween costume is the potential risk it can pose for serious injury. What's more, scary skeleton string lights and jack-o-lanterns that haunt your home could be potential fire hazards if not used properly. Every Halloween, the second most "decorated" holiday after Christmas, potentially flammable costumes and improperly-used decorations contribute to a significant increase in home...

2010-10-01 16:36:00

New resources from AORN help perioperative professionals protect surgical patients DENVER, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is National Fire Prevention Month - a time when perioperative professionals review policies on fire safety, educate staff, conduct mock fire drills and overall, ramp up awareness of prevention and management methods for surgical fires in the operating room. With the release of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses' (AORN) updated Fire Safety...

2010-09-30 11:00:00

PELLA, Iowa, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the price of a nine-volt battery you can significantly improve your odds of surviving a home fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, living in a home with an operational smoke alarm increases the chance of survival by 50 percent. Through its Close the door on fire® campaign, Pella Corporation is encouraging team members and the public to help prevent and potentially survive a home fire by: Replacing batteries in your...

2010-09-09 08:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- From New York City to Madison Township, Ind., cities and towns of all sizes are watching a life saving institution struggle for funding, and in some cases close its doors: the community fire house. In fact, less than a quarter of U.S. fire departments are operating with sufficient budgets, according to a 2008 National Fire Protection Association survey. To curb this trend, 10 local departments can again turn to their own community residents to help them...

2010-05-28 08:22:00

BATON ROUGE, La., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- May is National Electrical Safety Month, a timely reminder to note that the average family powers dozens of electronic devices in their household (computers, printers, game consoles, televisions, monitors), a significant increase compared to 20 years ago. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100528/PH12340 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) Deaths from fires and burns are the fifth most...

2010-05-17 10:49:00

Building Safety Month 2010 WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During May, which is Building Safety Month 2010, the International Code Council Foundation is providing weekly tips and links to additional resources consumers can use to save money and prevent disasters. May 16 -22 is Fire Safety and Awareness Week. "The International Code Council is committed to fire safety as part of its overall mission to build a safer and more sustainable world," said Council CEO Rick...

2010-04-27 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building Safety Week, for the first time, will expand into a month-long awareness campaign, Building Safety Month: Commemorating a 30-year Legacy of Leadership. "Building Safety Month continues the goal of the original Building Safety Week, and provides the public with ideas to keep their families and homes safe," said Rick Weiland, ICCF Board of Governors President and CEO of the Code Council. "The message is simple: Be proactive. Demand...

2010-04-05 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has developed a free online training program designed to save the lives of individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments during fire emergencies. United Spinal Association developed the fire safety training program that can be downloaded and shared with others with two practical goals in mind: To review the features of building code life/fire safety requirements for newly constructed buildings and facilities...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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