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2014-07-24 20:24:11

At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find fire safety equipment that includes expertly calibrated fire extinguishers that can be relied on when they're needed LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At Global Fire Technologies, Inc., you'll find a leading company for fire safety monitoring, testing and installation of equipment such as sprinkler service in Tujunga, the San Fernando Valley, and all of greater Los Angeles They offer the kind of fire alarm inspection Tujunga...

2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...

2014-07-17 16:25:56

Annual Fill the Boot Campaigns Heat Up This Summer; Events Nationwide Benefit Children and Adults Fighting Muscle Disease CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) are set to kick off another summer season of the fire fighters' spirited Fill the Boot campaign. Throughout 2014, the two organizations are celebrating 60 years of a partnership committed to saving and improving the lives...

2014-07-17 08:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what has already been declared a record year for wild land fires in California, private operators of air tankers and helicopters have provided invaluable assistance to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), one of the few state fire protection agencies that operates its own fleet of air assets. According to just-released CAL FIRE data, 2,990 fires erupted in the state between January 1, and July 7,...

2014-07-10 23:00:30

Timmons Group was chosen to develop the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Management Activity Project Planning and Event Reporter MAPPER, (CalMAPPER). CalMAPPER is a web-based portal that tracks the agency’s on-the-ground implementations and activities to manage the funds being used. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 After a competitive selection process, Timmons Group was chosen to develop the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL...

2014-07-09 23:13:52

Recently, while fighting a commercial building fire, an aerial ladder from a Colton City fire truck made contact with a 12,000-volt power line injuring three firefighters. Dwight Cromie, of Energy Independence Magazine, spoke with Battalion Chief Kevin Valentin, who was on the scene that night, about the incident. Colton, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 “Remember what CJ said,” they yelled. “Remember CJ’s rules.” Shouting those words in an electrical emergency is not a specific...

2014-07-04 23:00:37

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to Missoula, Montana this weekend, where firefighters from around the country will be there to compete in this family friendly physical endurance competition, to promote fitness within the firefighter community. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be coming to the Missoula area this weekend. The event is being offered to promote the physical fitness of firefighters, and...

2014-07-03 23:02:28

Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announces NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announces NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. This national award recognizes both professional and...

2014-07-01 12:24:13

Safe Outdoor Equipment and Vehicle Use Key to Preventing Fires SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and CAL FIRE today announced a partnership to help stop wildfires before they start in California. CAL FIRE's 'One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire' public safety campaign is a multi-agency effort to minimize the frequency, size and cost of wildfires started by human ignition. PG&E is joining the campaign by reminding its 22,000 employees and...

2014-06-30 15:01:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants. Among the chemicals produced by the ocean-dwelling microbes, which have been found in habitats as diverse as sea grasses, marine sediments and corals, is a potent endocrine disruptor that mimics the human body's most active thyroid hormone....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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