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2013-07-16 16:22:06

Expands Burner's Growing International Customer List LAFAYETTE, La., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Burner Fire Control, manufacturer and a market leader for industrial fire suppression systems, announced today that it has completed shipment and delivery of its flagship line of Stored Energy Compressed Air Foam Systems for custom application use by Pesco, South America. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/MN48091) As the demand for CAFS Fire Suppression...

2013-07-12 23:34:51

The Omidi brothers, through their charity Civic Duty, are moved to honor the heroic sacrifice of 19 Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots who tragically perished fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona. Civic Duty will make a donation to the Prescott Firefighter’s Association and urges anyone who can help to either make a contribution for the surviving families or support their local fire department. Beverly Hils, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Civic Duty, a non profit charity...

2013-07-09 16:22:38

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Fire Chief magazine, the only publication dedicated exclusively to chiefs and officers, today announced it won a gold Tabbie award from the Trade Association and Business Publications International's (TABPI) 10(th) annual awards competition supporting editorial and design excellence. The gold award was awarded in the "Technical Article" category for the May 2012 cover story "Seeing the Big Picture," which focuses the importance of the...

Communication Is Important When REACTing To A Crisis
2013-07-02 17:57:46

ESA Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical -- and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies. An emergency exercise in Malahide estuary, north of Dublin, Ireland, put the fire service's pilot information and communication system through its paces last month. REACT, or Resource for Emergency services to Access Command and control data using satellite and hybrid Technologies, is a project co-funded by...

2013-07-02 12:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighters have expressed their condolences to the families of the 19 members of an elite firefighting team which perished on Sunday, June 30, while battling a major wildland fire in Arizona. "The men and women of the nation's aerial firefighting industry want to express their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who lost their lives combating one of the most destructive fires in US history," said Tom...

2013-07-01 16:26:58

Resources for Coverage of Arizona Wildfire Tragedy QUINCY, Mass., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen firefighters were killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, according to the Prescott Fire Department. NFPA records indicate this is the deadliest incident for firefighters since September 11, 2001 and the third highest firefighter death toll among wildland fires. The 1910 Devil's Broom wildfire in Silverton, Idaho killed 86 firefighters and the 1933 Griffith Park blaze in...

2013-06-28 20:20:19

2012 was close to a record breaker for wildfire destruction in the Southwest U.S., but there's still hope for a safer 2013 LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire Protection Group, Inc. offers world-class fire watch services and the full-service installation of fire sprinklers throughout Southern California that keeps public events and Hollywood film sets safe. In addition to relying on Fire Protection Group's excellent fire safety and fire alarm systems, Californians trust...

2013-06-27 23:31:07

Firefighters from around the country will be at the Fishers Freedom Festival to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge; this is a physical endurance competition to promote fitness within the firefighter community. This is a unique and great event for the entire family to come and enjoy. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 We are proud to announce the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held in conjunction with the Fishers Freedom Festival this weekend. The event is being offered to...

2013-06-25 08:22:18

U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council urge Americans to adapt to wildfire through new PSAs WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires burn across the western United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Ad Council launch new public service ads (PSAs) targeting homeowners and community members in fire-prone areas. The new PSAs represent the continuation of the Fire Adapted Communities initiative which raises awareness about the threat of wildfire and helps individuals...

2013-06-19 12:20:40

Providing up to 6 hours of protection, innovation could set a new safety standard WOOD DALE, Ill., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting a milestone for in-flight safety, commercial aerospace and defense contractor AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces development of a Fire Resistant Container (FRC) that has proved capable of containing an onboard fire for up to six hours of flight. By partnering with DuPont, a leading science and innovation company, AAR was able to incorporate DuPont(TM)...