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2010-02-04 11:38:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080512/NEM054LOGO ) WHAT: During the past two weeks alone, a number of unfortunate stories have been reported across the U.S. and Canada - from New York to Montreal to Kansas to California - about people with Alzheimer's wandering off from their homes or the facilities where they live. Sadly, these stories ended tragically with...

2010-01-29 14:43:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As search and rescue teams return home from Haiti this week, The Nutro Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, today announced a $50,000 donation to the Search Dog Foundation (SDF). SDF is a California-based organization that deployed six canine disaster search teams to assist in the search and rescue operations in Haiti. SDF's search team efforts have been the most successful deployment in the organization's 14 year history with...

2010-01-29 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A multifaceted architecture, engineering and contracting team composed of The OAK Group, Inc. of Camden, N.J.; L. Robert Kimball & Associates (Kimball) of Ebensburg, Pa.; and Henderson, Inc. of Williamsburg, Va. has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Defense to design and build a $22.8 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Facility in Elizabeth City, N.C. The OAK Group, Inc. assembled the combined team, will...

2010-01-21 07:30:00

CONCORD, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Utah Task Force 1 is responding to the Haitian earthquake crisis using new technology that will enhance its search and rescue mission. The elite 70-person Task Force, part of Salt Lake Urban Search and Rescue, will use the Coordinated NIMS Incident Planner, or CNIP, to coordinate its effort in the disaster zone. The Task Force will perform duties similar to that which it conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center...

2010-01-19 09:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham Life Support today announced the acquisition of SafeLife Systems, a subscription-based satellite self test detection service from PROCON, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress messages via text/e-mail to family and...

2010-01-12 20:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is dispatching a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and has activated its partners, the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team and the Los Angeles County Search and Rescue Team. The USAR teams will be composed of up to 72 personnel, 6 search and rescue canines and up to 48 tons of rescue equipment. (Logo:...

2010-01-04 12:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Lifesaver International, a non-profit organization specializing in training public safety agencies on search and rescue programs to help individuals with cognitive conditions that wander, today released their Top Milestones and Rescues of 2009. To help combat the issue of wandering, Project Lifesaver helps train public safety agencies to conduct search and rescue efforts by using state-of-the-art technology to find those who wander...

2009-12-29 06:35:00

MIAMI, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A former president of the Jamaica Airline Pilots Association (JALPA) has sent an open letter to both Spirit and American Airlines advising of the high potential for disaster, and requested that they exercise extreme care when dispatching flights into Jamaica in marginal weather and not use Jamaican airports as alternates under any circumstances until the NTSB report is final. Wesley Sampson and his organization, Mayday Air Jamaica...

2009-11-06 08:00:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medina International Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MIHI), a leading manufacturer of specialized search and rescue boats, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. manufactures fire rescue, rescue and patrol boats. Harbor Guard Boats, Inc. had sales of approximately $693,455, $575,110 and $1,478,479 for the years ended April 30, 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively....

2009-10-14 08:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Project Lifesaver Program and the LoJack SafetyNet System have expanded into New Hampshire, their 45th state, according to an announcement made today by Project Lifesaver International and LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN). This tracking and rescue solution, which is now available in Salem, NH and used by the Salem Police Department, offers public safety agencies the necessary training, technology and procedures to enable the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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