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2013-04-09 23:05:00

Protect America, Inc., a leading provider of home security systems and monitored smoke detectors, is helping raise awareness to an increase in fire fatalities during 2013. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), deaths resulting from house fires have been higher in the first months of 2013 than in recent years. Total fire fatalities from January to April rose 13 percent compared to 2012. The government organization is responsible for tracking fire...

2013-03-26 10:46:07

A flame retardant removed from children's pajamas 30 years ago but now used in polyurethane foam is prevalent in office environments, especially in older buildings, where urine testing of workers turned up widespread evidence of its biomarker, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health researchers has found. The study, published in the journal Environment International, found that the chemical known as TDCPP -- chlorinated tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate, or...

2013-03-20 23:19:11

Jefferson Fire Company in West Norriton Township, PA is offering a 1995 Pumper Truck in online auction that ends April 3rd. West Norriton Township, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 In an online auction that started on March 14th and ends on April 3rd, Jefferson Fire Company in West Norritown Township, PA is selling a 1995 KME 1250 GPM Pumper Truck for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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