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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.

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.

2010-10-01 16:36:00

New resources from AORN help perioperative professionals protect surgical patients DENVER, Oct.

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.

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.

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 common...

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.

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.

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.

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2010-04-01 13:20:57

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that the correct combination of automatic fire sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and closed doors provided enough time and safe conditions for residents to escape safely and for firefighters to perform their job without undue hazard.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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