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2013-05-09 08:22:16

As the Vice President of construction services company Consolidated Reinforcement, Travis Gilpin highlights the importance of Building Safety Month--a comprehensive awareness program set to occur throughout May 2013. AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the Vice President of Consolidated Reinforcement--an Austin-based business focused on offering materials to engineering and construction industries--Travis Gilpin takes great pride in providing products that reinforce safety....

2013-04-25 16:33:04

As firefighting organizations gear up for a long fire season after a dry winter, property owners need to keep their guard up LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring and summer the services of George Saadian's Fire Protection Group, Inc. might be more needed than ever. News reports are detailing how the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding to its roster of firefighters in preparations for an expected heavier than usual season of brush and...

2013-04-18 16:28:51

ORLAND PARK, Ill., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Illinois has reached a fire safety milestone with 90 communities now requiring fire sprinklers in new construction one- and two-family homes. The number was reached after Hazel Crest and Niles recently passed home fire sprinkler requirements that will result in safer homes for residents and firefighters. Long Grove was the first Illinois community to pass a fire sprinkler ordinance in 1988. In the 2000s, a surge of...

2013-04-10 20:22:25

The needs of senior citizens are often overlooked when it comes to fire safety and can be easily met by working with fire safety experts. LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The exact statistics may vary depending on the source, but it's accepted knowledge that Americans who are senior citizens lose their lives at a disproportionate rate due to residential fires. The National Fire Protection Association, for example, states that adults "over the age of 65 are more than twice...

2013-03-25 23:01:42

New SFPE survey finds Americans feel safer at home than in a commercial or public building. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 A recent nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) revealed that 65 percent of Americans feel safer from the dangers of fire at home. Only 10 percent feel safer in a commercial or public building. “This is an alarming misconception,” said Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE´s program manager. “Actually, fires in dwellings...

2013-03-20 20:20:44

Fire Protection Group, Inc. is ready to help protect both businesses and residents against fire dangers LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach the fire season, Fire Protection Group, Inc. understands why owners of buildings may be more worried about their property than usual. According to a recent editorial in the Los Angeles Times, there has been growing controversy regarding a draft report on minimizing the dangers of wildfires from the California Department of...

2013-03-14 20:22:06

Event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Illinois' First Home Fire Sprinkler Ordinance in Long Grove. ORLAND PARK, Ill., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 6, Dave Grupp, home fire sprinkler advocate and retired fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, was featured as the guest of honor at the Illinois NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium. Twenty-five years ago, Grupp helped the Village of Long Grove pass the first NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler...

2013-02-20 08:31:36

MARYVILLE, Mo., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is sponsoring a "Campaign to Help Build Lightning Safe Communities" as a continuation of its recent initiative to provide lightning protection resources to the public and the fire safety community. LPI-certified master installer firms are participating in the campaign to provide complimentary lightning protection systems for designated fire stations in several high risk lightning regions of the...

2013-02-04 23:00:33

Australia is experiencing the worst massive fires in its history; New South Wales and Victoria residents are always on alert should the danger come too close to home. Sydney-based Everest Electrical Services comes out with an effective fire evacuation plan for residents to use during these threatening conditions. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 The intense heat wave paired with strong dry winds that Australia is currently experiencing puts many residents at risk of losing their homes...

2013-01-08 20:20:47

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire and other dangers are always a major concern, especially in Southern California. Fire Protection Group, Inc. is here to help businesses and individuals minimize that danger with highly informed consultation and leading edge fire protection services. Still, two recent news items are prime examples of how the media can put their focus on issues that may or may not be exaggerated but are, at the very least, good reminders of the need for taking...