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2012-12-29 05:04:21

All Hands Fire Equipment continues to bridge the gap between the adventure sport world and the fire and rescue service with a selection of rugged camera products that both can effectively utilize. With the announcement of adding the GoPro HD Video Camera to their current line of First Responder Equipment, All Hands Fire expects the Fire Industry to find new applications for the cameras and the innovative video that will be produced. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 All Hands Fire...

2012-12-18 08:23:04

OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS), a leader in environmental and safety solutions, announced today that a Cook County, Illinois jury absolved the Company from any liability in a lawsuit brought by a Chicago firefighter and found that the Company's siren product was not defective. The firefighter claimed that he had developed hearing loss caused by exposure to a siren manufactured by the Company. After a one week trial, the jury deliberated...

2012-12-10 16:22:40

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has announced that he will be organizing a benefit concert to help the firefighters who battled last summer's devastating Pine Creek Fire, which destroyed more than 8500 acres of forest and farmland in and around the town of Livingston, outside of Bozeman, MT. The concert is being called "The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire." Mayer will be...

New Software Helps To Better Prepare For Emergency Situations
2012-11-07 11:18:19

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft When there is a power failure, the utility companies, public officials and emergency services must work together quickly. Researchers have created a new planning software product that enables all participants to be better prepared for emergency situations. Power supply is the backbone of our modern economy. Nearly every aspect of life depends on electrically-operated devices. When the flow of power stops, it is not just the lights that go out. In the supermarket,...

2012-11-02 15:20:59

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire Protection Group Inc., providers of outstanding fire protection services for businesses and residences, has a thought for all who note with concern the yearly arrival of warm, dry Santa Ana winds which come and go with such alarming randomness each Southern California fall and winter. It's only natural to worry as the winds make fires of all kinds more likely. The good news is that the thoughtful use of outstanding protection systems backed up...

2012-11-01 15:25:36

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With results from a recent survey indicating that a staggering number of Americans don't know the basics of home fire safety, Kidde, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Help the Good Guys today introduced "Be a Hero, Save a Hero," a fire safety campaign focused on educating homeowners to reduce the risk that firefighters face every time they respond to a house fire call. Kidde is the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety...

2012-10-26 04:02:28

The Extraction Zones App is an Essential Tool For Emergency And Medical Teams — Using This App Means Safety First. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 The Extraction Zones app is a mobile application that can be downloaded to virtually any phone or tablet. The application provides firefighters and rescue teams with easy to read renderings of the structural supports, airbags and power and propulsion systems of popular vehicles. This information allows first responders to quickly...

2012-10-20 11:20:10

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, London will be the site of the Tunnel to Towers London 5K on Sunday, October 21. The run was established by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives in the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11. Started in New York City in 2002, the Tunnel to Towers Run has expanded to nearly 60 cities throughout the United States and now London, Afghanistan, Germany, and Iraq....

2012-10-16 15:24:05

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween is fast approaching and, while many associate the day with sweets and dressing up, groups who perform fire protection services associate the end of October with an increase in fire outbreaks. George Saadian, the founder and lead engineer of Fire Protection Group, Inc., believes that festive people can enjoy the holiday without sacrificing personal safety. Thoroughly installed fire protection systems, as well as a dedication to celebrating...

2012-10-11 19:21:28

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Whenever a fire fatality occurs, it is a sad event, however, it is even more tragic when a home fire fatality occurs during national Fire Prevention Week," says Tom Lia, executive director for the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB). Lia is referring to an early morning fire that occurred on October 10 in the Illinois capital city of Springfield. A 63-year old woman was asleep and died as a fire...