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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...

2013-07-23 12:34:19

Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health. Despite this, they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly. Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non-harmful flame retardants. Synthetic materials made from organic polymers usually burn very well due to their high carbon content; when turned into foams, they ignite even more easily – and, depending on their chemical compositions, they produce toxic gases such...

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...

Communication Is Important When REACTing To A Crisis
2013-07-02 17:57:46

ESA Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical -- and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies. An emergency exercise in Malahide estuary, north of Dublin, Ireland, put the fire service's pilot information and communication system through its paces last month. REACT, or Resource for Emergency services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies, is a project co-funded by...

2013-06-27 23:31:07

Firefighters from around the country will be at the Fishers Freedom Festival to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge; this is 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) June 27, 2013 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held in conjunction with the Fishers Freedom Festival this weekend. The event is being offered to...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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