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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...

2014-01-11 23:00:03

Mr. Clouthier’s career spans more than 20 years focusing on loss prevention in the process industries. (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Mr. Martin Clouthier joins Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) as a Senior Consulting Engineer serving Canada for testing and consulting services. Mr. Clouthier’s career spans more than 20 years focusing on loss prevention in the process industries. He has conducted hundreds of formal assessments aimed at identifying, quantifying and reducing the risk of major...

Veteran Firefighters Have ‘Enhanced Protection’ Against Heat Stress
2014-01-09 07:19:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Veteran firefighters are more adjusted to high-heat than their non-firefighting counterparts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Researchers examined a group of older, physically active firefighters to determine that they actually could be more heat resilient than those who may  not ever have fought a fire. The study included physically active non-firefighters and...

2014-01-08 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season period for the drought-plagued state. Indicative of the seriousness of the extremely high fire danger right now, Rogers Helicopters received an exclusive use contract extension from the US Forest Service (USFS) for one of its Bell 212 helicopters, according to Robin Rogers, the...

2013-12-17 23:22:04

With the increased risk of fires that comes with multi-unit buildings like apartments and hotels comes an increased discount in the fire prevention product, Fire Avert. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Ever since its invention, Fire Avert has been storming the nation, helping people in all walks of life to protect themselves from the number one cause of home fires and unattended kitchen fires. Fire Avert has recently expanded their retail presence by being sold now in various...

2013-12-13 23:01:09

New duct work offers many benefits. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Master Fire Prevention Systems has announced it will now be providing a different type of stainless steel duct work. Recent legislation in New York State has required a different type of stainless steel duct work with less maintenance, and less labor to install it. The new line of stainless steel duct work is UL-listed and ETL-listed, and New York Fire Department approved. Basically, UL and ETL are stamps of...

2013-12-12 23:23:18

A home fire extinguisher is important for everyone to have on-hand. The home safety specialists at AlarmSystemReport.com created a list of tips to help consumers choose the ideal extinguisher. San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A fire extinguisher isn’t an option, in the mind of most home security and safety professionals—it’s a necessity. Many people don’t have an extinguisher in their homes, despite its ability to save lives. Even with the presence of the best home...


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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