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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...

2009-09-29 08:00:00

UL-listed Fire-Link II in-suite alarm extension dramatically improves safety and reduces cost of retrofitting buildings to meet code requirements KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ - Residents of older apartment buildings can now gain the improved fire alarm safety standards mandated for new buildings without owners having to incur expensive, time-consuming and disruptive retrofits, thanks to a new fire alarm signalling system that can be simply and easily installed using a...

2009-09-22 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, will celebrate National Fire Prevention Week on The Sunny Side Up Show with games, activities, crafts and preschool-friendly fire safety tips from award-winning firefighter Dayna Hilton and her trained Dalmatian, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog. Sponsored by State Farm, this special themed week on the live Sunny Side...

2009-08-26 17:14:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Western-region insurer CIG (Capital Insurance Group) -- www.ciginsurance.com -- announced today that the company will be an official sponsor of Los Angeles Magazine's Summer Send-Off, to be held Sept. 3 at The Grove Shopping Center from 4-7 p.m. The event -- which will feature live music and performances, as well as activities for kids and parents -- gives CIG a head start on National Fire-Safety Prevention Month, which begins Oct. 1. CIG's focus...

2009-07-13 07:30:00

BEIJING, July 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that three of its linear heat detectors ("LHD") have passed the Underwriters Laboratories ("UL") laboratory test and were awarded UL Certifications. China Fire's three products that were tested and certified by UL were its: Nonrestorable Fixed-Temperature Line-Type...

2008-12-03 11:19:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Festive lights, ornamented trees, candles and other in-home decorations are not the only indicators that the holidays are upon us. Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that nearly 13,000 people visit the emergency room each year with holiday decorating-related injuries, meaning many families find that bruises, burns and damaged homes are also unfortunate, but preventable, indicators. According to the National Fire...

2008-12-03 12:46:00

The holiday season is one of the most beautiful and joyous times of the year, but with the increase in home cooking and electricity usage during these weeks, there is also an increased risk of home fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 fires occur nationally each year during the holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 million in property damage. There are many precautions you can take to avoid a home fire....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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