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2013-08-15 08:35:48

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From Fire Rescue International 2013, Omnilert announced more fire departments that have recently implemented Amerilert First Responder to improve reliability of dispatching and shorten response times to emergencies. Personal demonstrations of the SMS text message dispatch service can be seen in booth #4541 at IAFC's Annual Conference and Expo, FRI 2013, in Chicago from August 16-17. Visitors can also enter a chance to win an instant grant of Amerilert...

2013-08-13 23:17:53

Evolve® Bunker Gear Laundry Becomes the First All-Natural Cleaning Solution Available to the Firefighting Industry, Outperforming Chemical Cleaners in Removing Soot, Toxins and Smoke Odors Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 It’s no secret that firefighters are exposed to numerous and dangerous toxins and intense smoke in the line of duty, creating toxic daily cleaning tasks for trucks, equipment and the safety bunker gear they wear. Today, Agaia Inc. is igniting the...

2013-08-08 23:19:12

Firefighters from around the country will be in Lexington, KY to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge; 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) August 08, 2013 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to Lexington, Kentucky this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters,...

2013-08-01 20:20:32

This summer's intense fire season may signal a long-term increase in the severity of fire risk, especially for buildings located near forests and brush LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think we're seeing more and bigger fires this year than in previous fire seasons, it's not just your imagination. Fortunately, Fire Protection Group, Inc. is here to help ensure that business and residential properties are fully protected. Led by general manager and lead engineer George...

2013-07-31 23:37:12

As the US Wildfire Season seems to grow more intense each year, All Hands Fire Equipment is releasing wild fire prevention and safety tips for those in affected areas. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the United States is presently at Preparedness Level 3. This means that two or more regions in the US are experiencing wildland fires or prescribed fire activities that require a major commitment of national resources. There are five...

2013-07-29 23:28:56

In the aftermath of the tragic loss of 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona, the Omidi brothers, co-founders of the non profit charity Civic Duty, recommend new technology to improve firefighter safety. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2013 Civic Duty, a non profit charity co-founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, recommends using new technology to improve firefighter safety following the deaths of 19...

2013-07-26 23:19:12

Attorney Dave Karasic of Patents Etcetera and Inventor Bobby Grantham announce the completion of design enhancements to the Grantham MechVent™, the innovative pre-entry firefighting attack tool shown on Canadian Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet show. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Boston area patent attorney Dave Karasic, founder and Chief Counsel of Patents Etcetera, a Boston area intellectual property and product promotion firm, and inventor Bobby Grantham, are pleased to announce the...

2013-07-12 23:36:27

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. acquires the social networking site for firefighters called 360Fire.com. It's the third acquisition for the company and increases their following of First Responders. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. has acquired the social networking site http://www.360fire.com. This is the 3rd acquisition for Bright Mountain Holdings. The acquisition is part of a strategic plan for the company to increase its following of First...

2013-07-12 23:34:51

The Omidi brothers, through their charity Civic Duty, are moved to honor the heroic sacrifice of 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots who tragically perished fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona. Civic Duty will make a donation to the Prescott Firefighter’s Association and urges anyone who can help to either make a contribution for the surviving families or support their local fire department. Beverly Hils, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Civic Duty, a non profit charity...

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...