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2011-05-25 07:30:00

ABINGDON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce the results of a recent mine rescue competition. Alpha affiliate, Kingston Mining, Inc. took the top prize in its category at the Alliance Mine Rescue Competition held last weekend in Beckley, W.Va. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/CG08449) More than 40 teams from various coal companies participated in the two-day event. The...

2011-05-23 10:52:00

FRISCO, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Travis County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce today the availability of the EmFinder's EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Travis County is the first Texas agency to adopt the EmSeeQ system to upgrade its search and rescue technology for locating wandering and lost...

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2011-05-22 06:45:00

NASA announced on Friday that July 8 will be the date for space shuttle Atlantis to embark on its final mission. NASA said the 12-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will have a much smaller crew than normal, consisting of just 4 astronauts. "NASA's final space shuttle flight is targeted to launch July 8 at about 11:40 am (1540 GMT) from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida," a statement said. "Four veteran astronauts will fly aboard shuttle Atlantis to deliver...

2011-04-27 08:35:00

FRISCO, Texas, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Sacramento Police Department (Calif.) is proud to announce today the availability of the EmFinder's EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's, dementia or autism. By implementing the system, Sacramento joins a growing list of progressive public safety organizations across the state of...

2011-04-26 09:15:00

FRISCO, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Cambridge, Mass. is proud to announce today the availability of the EmFinders' EmSeeQ® wearable locator system that uses cellular technology to quickly locate individuals who are prone to wandering due to cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's, dementia or autism. The Cambridge Police Department is now one of many progressive public safety organizations across the country--and the first in the state of...

2011-04-20 10:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (BCCRS) is competing with charities nationwide for donations ranging from $20,000 to $500,000 through the Chase Community Giving program. Starting on April 21st, area residents can help BCCRS win a donation up to $500,000 by simply voting for the organization through the Chase Community Giving program on the Facebook platform at www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving. BCCRS's mission is to provide exceptional...

2011-03-31 12:11:00

New Red Cross programs 'go digital' to give consumers more flexibility. WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross, the nation's largest provider of CPR and first aid training, today announced the launch of the next generation of Red Cross health and safety training. The new training features a two-year certification for first aid and CPR training, and other cost and time-saving benefits for course takers and instructors. (Logo:...

2011-03-16 10:18:00

SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeGuard Structures LLC of Seattle, WA is introducing a product line of furniture designed to protect human life in an earthquake, especially in a multi-storey building collapse. The new company is the first to provide personal bodily protection for people who live and work in earthquake-prone areas. Desks, tables and consoles are built to support over a million pounds, while a person can remain safely inside with access to emergency supplies. The...

2011-03-07 12:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced at the Heli-Expo trade show today that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved an advanced and highly integrated, all-weather operating system that enhances the S-92® helicopter's already proven search and rescue (SAR) capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) The approval follows...

2011-03-02 11:27:00

FRISCO, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An elderly man with Alzheimer's disease is now safely back at home with his family after wandering outside in cold temperatures thanks to the quick action of the Long Beach Police Department and the watch-like EmSeeQ® wearable locator device. Matthew Johnson was recovered within 30 minutes after his wife, Margaret, discovered him missing. He was located on in the area of Ocean Boulevard and Bonita Avenue, more than a mile from...


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