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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...

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...


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