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Racing Against Time
2011-09-21 07:55:19

  Homeland Security has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete When the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2011, one of the most critical challenges that first responders faced was cutting through concrete to get to victims trapped under debris — a painful and tedious race against time when tragedy strikes. Breaching reinforced concrete has long been a losing race when relying on drills, saws, and jackhammers. The Department of...

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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...

2011-07-14 09:18:00

JOPLIN, Mo., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin today announced that Marshall Faulk, Pro Football Hall of Famer-elect and St. Louis Rams great, has joined his team to raise much needed funds for animal rescue efforts and disaster relief in Joplin, MO. With his recent launch of a national, viral, social media campaign, Benjamin will donate $1 to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) for every Facebook fan who 'likes' the American Dog...

2011-07-05 08:19:00

FRISCO, Texas, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Howard County (Md.) Police Department today announced 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. Howard County is the first in Maryland to offer this highly accurate and reliable advanced search and rescue technology to locate wandering and lost...

2011-07-01 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems announces that the U.S. Coast Guard completed the 25,000th Rescue 21 search and rescue mission in Sector San Francisco, a major milestone for the system that has helped to save hundreds of lives since it was activated in 2005. Currently comprising 26 command centers, 179 towers and covering approximately 37,000 miles of coastline, Rescue 21's primary mission is to locate and assist mariners in distress. General...

2011-06-13 08:35:00

Executive and philanthropist makes every 'fan' count by donating $1 for every Facebook fan via a national viral campaign JOPLIN, Mo., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin today announced the launch of a national, viral, social media campaign to raise much needed funds for animal rescue efforts and disaster relief in Joplin, MO. Benjamin will donate $1 to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) for every Facebook fan who 'likes' 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...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.