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2012-08-10 23:01:43

Recent fires have destroyed many homes throughout the US this summer. Follow these home fire survival tips to ensure safety for your family, pets and property. (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Fires spread quickly, and there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In a matter of minutes, a fire can become life threatening, and in only five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the piping hot air can...

2012-08-08 23:03:35

Hot tub manufacturer, Bullfrog Spas, supports area firefighters and community education projects during Summer of wildfires. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Bullfrog International, manufacturer of Bullfrog Spas, a leading luxury hot tub brand, recently donated to Salt Lake County Firefighters Association to support public safety and community programs. Bullfrog is proud to support firefighters in our community and the programs they administer. The Bullfrog factory is located in...

2012-08-06 06:24:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than $540,000 in grants will be awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan announced today. "A total of 141 volunteer fire companies across the state, all serving rural areas and communities where forest and brush fires are common, will benefit from these funds," Allan said....

2012-08-03 18:20:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A division of the National Interagency Fire Center called Predictive Services issued a serious warning in June about the need for watchfulness and quality fire protection services all summer long. A small sliver of the South Atlantic region can expect a lower-than-average wildfire risk. The rest of the United States, however, can expect average to above average wildfire hazards until the end of September. Hotter, drier weather in most parts of the...

2012-08-02 23:00:36

After four years of planning, a Fire Academy will be launched at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in Avondale, one of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges. Avondale, AZ (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 After four years of planning, a Fire Academy will be launched at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in Avondale, one of the 10 Maricopa County Community Colleges. Through community partnerships with the fire departments in Avondale and Goodyear, the academy will fulfill a...

2012-07-26 14:23:35

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a request for proposal lasting almost a year, the bidder group Intergraph(®), SOMEI (Societe Mediterraneenne d'Etudes et d'Informatique) and SYSOCO have been selected to provide the operational incident management system for firefighting and rescue services in the Department of Herault, Montpellier/France. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081211/DECLOGO ) Intergraph's Computer-Aided Dispatch solution (I/CAD) will help...

2012-07-18 10:28:05

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is regarded as the best season for a vacation in America. Perhaps it retains that reputation from when we were children and we had a nice respite from school. On the other hand, it could just simply be that many places are more pleasant to visit when they're warm. Whatever the reason, we will most likely be leaving our humble abodes for a fair amount of time for some summertime traveling. Before leaving, vacationers plan for their pets and for...

2012-07-12 14:23:33

ORLAND PARK, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 10, a deadly fire occurred in a single unit of a six-unit townhouse building in Park Forest, killing both a 59-year-old male and a 78-year-old female. The fire occurred during daylight hours and fire officials say a smoldering cigarette was the cause. The smoke detectors were not operating. According to an Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office database, there have been 61 total fire deaths in Illinois this year....

2012-07-12 06:20:58

BALTIMORE, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Firehouse Expo is the largest event on the East Coast for firefighters and EMS/paramedics. WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland WHEN: July 17 - 21, 2012 KEYNOTE: John Farrell, Director, Greene County Department of Emergency Services, Cairo, NY Farrell will recount the actual events that took place during the first 72 hours of...

Improvements in Fire Department Tactics Using Live Fire Tests with FDNY
2012-07-12 11:06:54

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) spent much of the first two weeks in July setting fire to 20 abandoned townhouses on Governors Island, about a kilometer from the southern tip of Manhattan. In a series of "live burn" experiments, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), New York...