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2013-07-04 23:04:28

Ambulances with state-of-the-art hydraulic extraction technology will be dispatched to wildland fire incidents across the West. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 MedEvent911, a leading provider of medical standby services, has added hydraulic extraction equipment – commonly known as “jaws of life” – to its ambulances. The company is the first in the industry to offer this state-of-the-art rescue tool on ambulances. The vehicles will be dispatched to wildfire incidents across the...

2013-07-02 23:24:02

Fundraiser on John F. Kennedy's presidential yacht helps WishGivers support the critically ill kids of America's military, police and firefighters. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Boston’s elite are coming out in support of WishGivers.org, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that helps the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters. On August 2, 2013 Wishgivers.org is holding a $1000-a-head fundraiser on board John F. Kennedy’s presidential...

Communication Is Important When REACTing To A Crisis
2013-07-02 17:57:46

ESA Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical -- and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies. An emergency exercise in Malahide estuary, north of Dublin, Ireland, put the fire service's pilot information and communication system through its paces last month. REACT, or Resource for Emergency services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies, is a project co-funded by...

2013-06-27 23:31:07

Firefighters from around the country will be at the Fishers Freedom Festival to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge; this is a physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. This is a unique and great event for the entire family to come and enjoy. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held in conjunction with the Fishers Freedom Festival this weekend. The event is being offered to...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'