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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...

2014-03-25 23:05:05

Now in its 25th year, BCC RESEARCH's annual CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS is the premier industry event of its kind in the United States. In 2014 it will be held at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, from May 19-21. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Now in its 25th year, BCC RESEARCH's annual CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FLAME RETARDANCY OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS is the premier industry event of its kind in the United States. In...

2014-03-24 20:22:44

PITTSBURGH, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has received notification from the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) that the company's FireHawk(®) M7XT Air Mask, which provides firefighters with respiratory protection in hazardous or life-threatening environments, has been certified as compliant to the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1981 performance standard...

2014-03-21 20:22:06

As we mourn the victims of the Upper Manhattan pipeline explosion, Southern California residents are comforted by the expertise of the team at Fire Protection Group, Inc. LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this month, people around the globe were shaken and saddened by news of a gas explosion that leveled two upper Manhattan buildings, causing the death of 8 people and injuring more than 70 others. As trusted providers of safety equipment like fire sprinklers and...

2014-03-20 23:04:49

Four States To Adopt Different NFPA and ICC Fire Codes North Vancouver, B.C., Canada (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Specialty Technical Publishers has issued an update to its guide: Fire Code Management of Hazardous Materials: The Essential Guide which enables facilities at state and local government level to assess their compliance with the fire codes that have been adopted by the majority of U.S. states. The four states in the process of changing their fire code designations are:...

2014-03-12 12:22:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds soon will usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the value of having well-trained and well-equipped local firefighting...

2014-03-07 23:25:32

ImageTrend, Inc. to launch new statewide fire records system for Mississippi. The data collected using Fire Bridge™ will be available for analysis to improve fire safety and reduce fire suppression costs. Lakeville, MN (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 ImageTrend, Inc. announced it will soon launch a statewide fire incident reporting system for the State of Mississippi. The company’s powerful Fire Bridge software will be used to collect data on incidents submitted by its fire departments. The...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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