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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.

2010-01-13 12:03:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples.

2010-01-12 10:18:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Fire Administration, people over the age of 65 have a home fire death rate nearly twice the national average. For those over 75, that risk nearly triples.

2009-12-22 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the holidays bring festivities and good cheer, it is also a season of increased risk for home fires, according to State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann.

2009-12-10 18:10:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fatal fire at the 44-story building at 260 East Chestnut Street in Chicago claimed the life of one individual, injuring at least 12, including five of the hundreds of firefighters present.

2009-12-04 12:23:00

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec.


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