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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...

2014-02-25 16:30:24

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 26 years since the Village of Long Grove enacted fire sprinkler requirements for new construction homes, Illinois now has 92 communities with such requirements. Many of those communities' officials attended a special meeting at Lewis University's Oak Brook campus this February. Local fire and building officials discussed their home fire sprinkler requirements and shared information about why those requirements play an important...

2014-02-19 08:25:12

WELLESLEY, Massachusetts, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 25th year, BCC Research [http://www.bccresearch.com ]'s annual Conference on Recent Advances in Flame Retardancy of Polymeric Materials [http://www.bccresearch.com/conference/flame ] 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. Geared specifically toward scientists and other technical...

2014-02-17 12:26:41

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Condo owners of the 42-story high-rise at 2626 North Lakeview Avenue in Chicago recently instituted the city's first full smoking ban in a high-rise condominium building, effective since January 31. The motive for the ban comes from the unsprinklered high-rise's recent fire history: a double-fatal fire in January 2007, a fire in October 2012, and a fire causing injury to a resident in March 2013. Smoking materials caused at least two of...

2014-02-12 08:24:03

Funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects for communities BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature is both beautiful and dangerous. As more and more people choose to live in and around the forests and grasslands of this country, the challenge of preparing communities for the devastation of wildfire becomes more complex. To help communities prepare residents for the possibility of a wildfire, State Farm® is providing funding to the National Fire Protection...

2014-01-21 08:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a declared drought and record high winter temperatures driving an early fire season in California, operators of fixed wing air tankers and water-dropping helicopters are moving aircraft and crews into Southern California at a nearly unprecedented time of the year. "This is probably the earliest start to the fire season in California that I have seen," said Larry Kelley, the Boise, Idaho-based Director of Fire Operations for CHI...


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