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Waldo Canyon Fire, Colorado
2012-06-29 11:00:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A conspiracy between Nature´s forces has sent walls of fire ripping through Colorado sending residents, officials, and first responders scrambling into action. One of the more devastating fires, the Waldo Canyon fire, has forced more than 32,000 people in and around Colorado´s second-most-populous city of Colorado Springs from their homes. The blaze, which began Saturday, is just 15 percent contained, according to the...

2012-06-07 23:00:43

Inventor Bobby Grantham, and Patent Attorney Dave Karasic of Patents Etcetera, announce the participation of Grantham MechVent at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, July 19 -21. Product redesign to be revealed. Bedford, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 The overarching goal of inventor Bobby Grantham in his design of this defensive firefighting tool, dubbed the Grantham MechVent (Patent Cooperation Treaty approval pending), was to provide a means to remove the smoke and heated air...

2012-06-05 23:02:20

FireWhat has thus far pulled in $6.4 million for fire departments and communities throughout northern California. The company is seeking to expand its reach and create grant opportunities for all. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 FireWhat, a small start-up in northern California, has recruited a team of highly talented grantwriters, led by Sam Lanier, a fulltime CALFIRE captain in Napa County and a former Grant Administrator for FEMA. The company is made up of firefighters with a deep...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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