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2012-06-04 10:23:14

CLEVELAND, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland firefighters have filed an action with the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) requesting the City of Cleveland begin negotiations regarding the integration of the Divisions of Fire and EMS. "SERB instructed the City to commence discussions with firefighters nearly two months ago," said Local 93 president Frank Szabo. "Yet, the City has filed legal maneuvers in an attempt to avoid negotiations." Cleveland firefighters have...

2012-06-04 10:22:16

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cygnus Business Media is proud to introduce Greg Toritto as group publisher of Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com. Toritto has been involved in the fire service industry for more than thirteen years, and most recently served as managing director of Fire Chief and the Wireless Communications Group at Penton Media, which included Fire Chief, Urgent Communications, and the International Wireless Communications Expo. "First...

2012-06-01 14:21:51

MEBANE, N.C., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a quarter of U.S. homes built prior to 2002 - approximately 17 million - may require updated fire safety equipment, according to a new survey conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. The survey, launched in conjunction with Home Safety Month in June, found that 20 percent of respondents had never replaced a smoke alarm, and another six percent hadn't replaced...

2012-05-30 06:25:32

BOSTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Mutual Insurance, one of the nation's leading home and auto insurers, today is celebrating America's firefighters by announcing the recipients of its National Firemark Award. Lieutenants Paul McAllister and Christopher Seelenbrandt of West Warwick, R.I., are recipients of the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Heroism; and Lieutenant Robert Hendrigan of Brockton, Mass., has earned the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service and Public...

2012-05-25 23:00:13

Heavy metal is part of rock and roll but it has no place in today's portable tools. FoxFury's newest LED headlamp is made of lightweight durable aluminum and is ridiculously tough. The fire and impact resistant Discover Tasker S features an adjustable tilt and is one tough helmet light. Vista, CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Heavy metal is part of rock and roll but it has no place in today's portable tools. FoxFury Lighting Solutions' newest LED helmet light is made of lightweight durable aluminum...

2012-05-22 06:25:16

PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger Safety, Inc. this morning issued the following statement from CEO Ralf Drews: "We truly do not appreciate the misleading news report broadcast last night by WSB-TV in Atlanta. The report suggests that our Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by firefighters and other first responders is faulty and is prone to breakdown and that we have been somehow insensitive to the safety of firefighters. "Nothing could be further from the truth....

2012-05-10 14:21:59

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're like a growing number of Southern Californians, you tune into Best Deals TV Show on KCAL 9 on Sundays at 11:00 am, for information about the newest and best businesses in the area. Whether an essential new restaurant, innovative retail location, or vacation destination, Best Deals TV Show is your source for great savings tips. On an upcoming episode, however, there's something more important on the agenda than food or fashion: Your safety....

2012-05-08 10:24:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today announced that free management training seminars for Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Associations will be offered May 21-24 at four different Pennsylvania locations. VFRAs are the financial arm of volunteer fire departments. The Auditor General audits 1,955 VFRAs. The two-hour evening workshops are taught by staff members from the Department of the Auditor General and provide first-hand training in...

2012-04-21 23:02:06

Firefighters now have a new weapon to help them cut through smoke and better assess situations. The ultra fire resistant FoxFury Breakthrough BT2 and BT3 LED right angle lights, unveiled yesterday at FDIC 2012, are the ultimate smoke-cutting lights. These lights utilize FoxFury's SMO-KUT smoke cutting technology and perform the job of two lights (conventional right angle light and box light). Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 Firefighters now have a new weapon to help them cut through smoke...

2012-04-18 14:21:59

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's 3:00 am on a location movie shoot in Los Angeles (we can't say which one). The director is coaching exhausted actors. Working in the field is taking its toll on the crew. Gaffers run cables and reconfigure the lights for the tenth time tonight. Every worker has a hundred important things on their mind, and fire safety may not be among them. Worse still, the heat from those lights would trigger the fire sprinkler systems, so they've all been...