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2014-05-22 12:23:11

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate Americans about how to prevent accidental wildfires, Disney is joining the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from Disneytoon Studios' upcoming animated film "Planes: Fire & Rescue." The PSAs are an extension of the Wildfire Prevention PSA campaign, featuring the...

2014-05-21 23:14:08

3 out of 4 US firefighters are volunteers. Support for Firefighters, Inc. was created to provide safety equipment, benefits for the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, and to fund research into the treatment of burn victims. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Dallas ultra marathon and endurance athlete Jeff Venable will run across America to raise awareness and funds for firefighters this summer. Chief Venable retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 2013 and felt...

2014-05-20 16:21:42

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gpgpcr/fire_apparatus) has announced the addition of the "Fire Apparatus Manufacturing in North America" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report examines the business of the manufacture of fire apparatus in North America. Product types examined include aerial ladders, aerial platforms, pumpers, tankers, rescue trucks, wildland/brush trucks,...

2014-05-19 08:20:45

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Private operators of fixed wing tankers and helicopters are deploying assets to San Diego County, California, to help fight a series of catastrophic, still uncontained fires which have destroyed nearly 10,000 acres, and an estimated 30 structures to date. "Our focus has been on the Freeway Fire near Camp Pendleton since May 13, using a P2V and a BAe 146 tanker flying out of San Bernardino," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of...

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...


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