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2012-08-23 06:22:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Pennsylvania also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters work every day to save lives and protect property," said State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann. "A strong fire education program at the local level can help prevent fires and, ultimately, save lives."...

2012-08-23 06:22:05

THOMASVILLE, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across North Carolina also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Dolly Hulin, state council chair of the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Educators' Association. "And the best way to...

2012-08-23 06:22:04

BRANDON, Miss., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Mississippi also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Chief Scott Berry, president of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association. "And the best way to protect lives is to prevent fires in...

2012-08-23 06:22:02

VERSAILLES, Ky., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Kentucky also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now, they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Ronnie Day, executive director of the Kentucky Fire Commission. "And the best way to protect lives is to prevent fires in the first...

2012-08-23 06:22:01

NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While working to beat back a fire death rate well above the national average, fire departments across Indiana also are struggling with limited budgets to support fire prevention education. Now they are asking the community for help. "Firefighters' first priority always is to save lives and prevent injury," said Chief Ken Gilliam of the Noblesville Fire Department and president of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association. "And the best way to...

2012-08-23 01:11:18

Researchers at the University of Cantabria have used computer models to analyze the best way to evacuate the Spanish High Speed Train, AVE, in the case of fire. The involvement of the crew in organizing the fast transfer of passengers, completing the process before the train comes to a halt and collective collaboration to assist those with reduced mobility are just some of the strategies to be followed. "In the event of fire on an AVE, two stages should be defined: the first is...

2012-08-14 23:00:12

A large scale interior operations exercise was performed by Berne and Westerlo Fire Districts, with LINSTAR, Inc., an Elliott Mobile Solutions Certified Solutions Provider, as part of a joint venture to test, train and refresh participating departments´ skills and to evaluate the District´s new Emergency Event Manager Solution (EEMS) in a live environment. The EEMS system is designed to provide first responder identification and electronic tracking to improve first responder safety...

2012-08-14 10:24:59

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated the City's fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection in all new construction one- and two-family homes and townhomes effective immediately. The new residential fire sprinkler requirements were adopted as part of the 2012 editions of NFPA 1 Fire Code and the International Residential Code (IRC). NFPA 1 is a model residential fire code from the...

2012-07-31 06:28:33

"Farm animals should be protected from burning to death," groups urge NFPA MACHIPONGO, Va., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen animal protection organizations filed an Appeal with the National Fire Protection Association on July 27, 2012 requesting that the NFPA approve and adopt Amendment 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities requiring sprinklers to be installed in farm animal housing facilities in which thousands of pigs, chickens, turkeys...

2012-07-16 02:21:08

DALLAS, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Flame Retardant Chemicals Market by Type, Application & Geography - Market Estimates up to 2017" published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com ), defines and segments the global flame retardant chemicals market with analysis and forecasting of the global volumes and revenues for flame retardant chemicals. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global flame retardant chemicals market with...