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2012-04-14 23:00:05

FoxFury Lighting Solutions will be exhibiting at FDIC 2012, the world's largest firefighter training conference and exhibition, next week in Indianapolis, IN. Come by to see the unveiling of a new firefighting light and meet a true hero, Eddy Weiss of Chasing4Life. The latest FoxFury LED fire helmet lights, portable scene lights and powerful flashlights will be on display in booth #5314 from April 19-21, 2012. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2012 FoxFury Lighting Solutions will be exhibiting at...

2012-04-07 23:02:20

FoxFury will be exhibiting at the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) 2012 Annual Training Conference in Dover, DE. FoxFury will have its firefighter helmet lights, flashlights and portable scene lighting on display. The IAAI Expo runs April 23-24, 2012 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 FoxFury Lighting Solutions will be exhibiting at the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) 2012 Annual Training Conference in Dover,...

2012-03-28 01:02:11

Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are the No. 1 cause of death in fires. That was the finding of a new study presented here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. Anna A. Stec, Ph.D., led the...

2012-03-26 23:00:07

In the making since August 2011, the Grantham MechVent (patent pending), produced as a collaborative product of Patents Etcetera and inventor Robert (Bobby) Grantham, has been tested and proved successful. This innovative firefighting tool is sure to help save lives and property. Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 In August of 2011, Patents Etcetera´s founder and chief legal counsel, Attorney Dave Karasic, and inventor Bobby Grantham, formed a partnership for the development...

2012-03-26 13:23:08

A preservative in toothpastes, hand soaps, underarm deodorants and other everyday products is getting a second life, helping crime scene investigators preserve evidence of arson, scientists reported here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The preservative, triclosan, would be the first evidence preservative for traces of gasoline and other ignitable fluids, or flame "accelerants," commonly used in arson, according to John V....

2012-03-15 15:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 18-24 Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting a relatively warm and dry winter has greatly increased the risk of spring wildfires in much of the state. "Warm, sunny days and drying March winds can cause wildfire dangers to spike almost overnight," Corbett said. "Last spring, wet, cool weather proved to be firefighters' strongest ally, helping curb brush and woodlands fires that...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Boston area intellectual property law firm Patents Etcetera, in conjunction with inventor Bobby Grantham, announces the planned testing of the Grantham MechVent. The Grantham MechVent, an innovative firefighting invention currently under patent pending protection in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, was conceived by inventor Bobby Grantham to minimize the possibility of flashover in a building fire. Bedford, MA (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 As noted on the Grantham MechVent website,...

2012-03-09 19:00:00

ABBOTSFORD, Wis., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with agents from the ATF St. Paul Field Division, and State of Wisconsin-Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation-State Fire Marshal's Office have completed the investigation into the cause of Sunday's fire at the Abby Theatre, 216 N. 1st St., Abbotsford, Wis. One firefighter was killed and four...

2012-03-09 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flameret, Inc. (OTCBB: FLRE) New York became the first state to ban the flame retardant chemical TCEP and many states are expected to follow. TDCP (another toxic flame retardant additive), also known as "chlorinated tris", was banned in the 1970's for use in children's sleepwear after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission labeled the chemical as a probable cancer causing agent. However and at the outrage of many opponents...