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2014-09-19 23:01:34

Collaboration aims to protect employees and prevent tragedies due to unsafe working conditions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety today announced an important partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized international leader in fire safety. The collaboration, formalized today in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both organizations, will empower Alliance Members, factories, workers and other...

2014-09-12 23:04:24

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend. Firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the Milwaukee this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and will be part...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-04 23:01:40

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) raised more than $28 million over the past year to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. “For 60 years, the men and women of...

2014-08-25 08:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho. In that regard, the company's...

2014-08-16 23:01:39

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Seattle, Washington this weekend. Firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the Seattle this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and will be part of a...

2014-08-13 20:21:50

As wildfires rage statewide, Fire Protection Group, Inc. continues to be a leading resource for concerned property managers and owners LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2(nd), Governor Jerry Brown announced that California is officially in a state of emergency due to the danger posed by more than a dozen wildfires. At the same time, Fire Protection Group, Inc. has seen an increase in interest in fire safety upgrades. It's easy to see why. In the first week of the...

2014-08-11 23:03:48

Free training helps firefighters understand the warning signs of flashover and learn how to use new thermal imaging technology. Telford, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Today Draeger announced that it will bring its Live Fire Training Roadshow to locations across the United States, beginning with a training event in Minneapolis August 15-16. Available to both professional and volunteer firefighters, this live fire experience is essential for departments that might not otherwise have access to...

2014-08-05 23:11:39

Arson Detection Dog Project Will Help El Dorado County as well as All Surrounding Regions and States. Ruffhaus Hot Dogs and Talisman Collection giving thousands of dollars in unique gifts to donors including year of free hot dogs, free jewelry repairs and Victorinox Swiss Army Limited Edition Search and Rescue Watch. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 El Dorado County Firefighters have dire need to adopt, train and care for a desperately necessary arson detection dog. This is the...

2014-07-31 08:22:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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