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2014-05-16 20:20:26

The Ranchero Road bridge fire might tragically end the hopes of prosperity for residents of Hesperia, serving as a reminder of the importance of FPG, Inc.'s fire prevention. LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In early May, the torch of a construction worker sparked a fire on the temporary wooden frame of a new bridge to the desert town of Hesperia north of San Bernardino. The situation led to the closing of the freeway while firefighters worked to douse the flames--and many...

2014-05-15 11:27:07

University of California - Berkeley A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, to appear online Thursday, May 15, in the journal Chemosphere, was led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and funded by the California Air Resources Board. Although many infants and young children spend up to 50 hours per week in day care, the study...

2014-04-29 08:27:45

National Wildfire Community Preparation Day is May 3, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires are a serious threat to lives and property. The combination of drought, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. In 2014 alone, more than 16,400 fires have burned 266,000 acres across the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-04-25 23:08:27

Code 3®, Inc. introduces a revolutionary new amplifier system that significantly changes how warning sounds are utilized in emergency response. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 The Banshee™ amplifier system offers a selection of tones, features, and options that have never been available in one siren amp system before: (3) low frequency tones, multiple dual tones and the truest sounding electronic air horn on the market. All of this plus additional built in tones created for...

2014-04-25 20:22:07

The current drought raised fire danger in California to its highest level since the 1970s, but George Saadian's team at FPG, Inc. can provide life-saving measures. LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The temperate climate and bright sunny skies of California make it one of the most desirable states to live or visit. However, while in the midst of a three-year drought, the warm air and clear skies of SoCal become a dangerous liability, as the threat of fire grows...

2014-04-24 23:08:33

Now in its 25th year, the BCC Research Flame Retardant conference will provide a forum for global experts from both industry and academia to discuss the latest technological advancements in flame-retardant materials. It is designed for scientists and features more than 40 specialized sessions. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 For the past 24 years, research and development (R&D) experts, scientists, and other technical specialists have gathered together to share knowledge about a very...

2014-04-10 23:05:01

The Hague District Court Issues Injunction Against DAPRO SAFETY WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 DuPont announced today that the District Court of The Hague in the Netherlands has ruled against protective garment manufacturer, R.J.N. DALMEIJER BEHEERMAATSCHAPPIJ B.V., which also does business under the name DAPRO SAFETY, and some of its trading partners in a trademark infringement case regarding the DuPont™ and Nomex® trademarks. DuPont is the registered owner of the...

2014-04-10 08:31:34

INDIANAPOLIS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting fires is not for the faint of heart, and requires equipment built to survive raging infernos. For those who run in when everyone else is running out, they put their trust - and their lives - in the hands of specialized safety equipment engineered to protect them. MSA's understanding of this responsibility is being showcased this week in the form of an all-new breathing apparatus platform - called the MSA G1 SCBA - that is designed...

2014-04-02 23:26:32

ADASHI Systems Reveals Google Glass Prototype for Hazmat and First Response at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 On April 10, 2014, fire and hazmat software developer ADASHI Systems will reveal a Google Glass prototype at FDIC, the largest firefighter conference in the world. Used in conjunction with the ADASHI first response and incident command software, firefighters wearing the Glass can view critical data such as building...

2014-03-27 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At the urging of the privately operated aerial firefighting industry, Colorado State Senator Steve King (R-Grand Junction) has inserted language into a Bill, which--if enacted--would give the Colorado Division Of Fire Prevention And Control the authority to lease or contract three Type 1 helicopters and up to "four large aircraft from the Federal government or other sources" for aerial firefighting. The legislative proposal, known as...


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