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2010-10-13 08:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The only thing more frightening than your child's ghoulish Halloween costume is the potential risk it can pose for serious injury. What's more, scary skeleton string lights and jack-o-lanterns that haunt your home could be potential fire hazards if not used properly. Every Halloween, the second most "decorated" holiday after Christmas, potentially flammable costumes and improperly-used decorations contribute to a significant increase in home...

2009-11-16 14:18:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Requiring tank trucks to purge excess fuel from the external product piping, or wetlines, will not improve the safe transport of flammable liquids and is dangerous to technicians that install the purging technology, American Trucking Associations (ATA) First Vice Chair Barbara Windsor told the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Material today. "We believe the industry's safety record demonstrates that a mandate for...

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2009-09-25 04:31:02

A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how construction materials react to fire. The technique, which is being presented this week at the Fifth Spanish Forestry Congress, can be used to improve fire risk maps. A group of researchers from the Forest Fires Laboratory (CIFOR-INIA) has applied a "mass loss calorimeter" "“ a device...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

Victims of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., would receive $20 million under settlements with the state and town announced yesterday. The state and the town would each pay $10 million to settle the federal lawsuit. One hundred people died on the Feb. 20, 2003, when a rock band's pyrotechnic show set fire to the ceiling and walls at The Station concert site, reported the Providence Journal Tuesday. More than 200 others of the crowd of 458 people were injured. The...

2008-07-18 00:00:20

MUMBAI: Several highrises in the city are violating fire safety norms blatantly. Even the development control (DC) rules, framed by the state government to streamline the construction of highrises, are relaxed by the BMC to such an extent that fire safety norms are often overlooked. This was revealed in a Right to Information application filed by a panel of civic activists. Developers of every highrise, defined as any multi-storey over 24 floors, are supposed to follow special fire safety...

2007-12-05 18:00:21

Megola Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MGOA), in collaboration with MSE Enviro-Tech Corp. (PINKSHEETS: MEVT) (FRANKFURT: MEH), is pleased to announce the results of a recent test conducted in accordance with NPFA 2112 (2007 Edition), Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, at CTT Group facilities in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The Titan 21 Fire Blanket successfully passed all test criteria, which include vertical flammability, heat and thermal shrinkage...

2007-09-12 09:02:31

MSE Enviro-Tech Corp. (PINKSHEETS: MEVT) is pleased to announce that Hartindo AF21 supplier Megola Inc. has reported excellent results in a recent test carried out at SGS U.S. Testing Company's Consumer Services Division in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As the U.S. Sales & Distribution agent for the entire line of Hartindo products, including AF21, MSE Enviro-Tech is extremely pleased that another independent test of the effectiveness of AF21 provides yet another opportunity to aggressively pursue...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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