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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...

2010-10-07 10:00:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the Project Lifesaver Annual Conference, ViVre Medical, Inc., and Project Lifesaver International announced that they have expanded their partnership and will be extending the benefits of mobile medical histories to all Project Lifesaver clients at no cost to them. A new product developed by ViVre Medical called LifeGuardONE(TM) will be provided to all Project Lifesaver clients during their next scheduled visit by...

2010-04-22 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Hope and Ford Motor Company have announced the final weekend public painting session for the largest public arts project in the U.S., and one of the most extensive civic efforts anywhere in the country, to be held at South Bay Ford at 5100 W. Rosecrans Ave. in Hawthorne, California on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 11a.m. - 2p.m. Nearing the end of a four-month process, Saturday is the last weekend panel-painting opportunity for members...

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...

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2009-08-24 21:08:20

Lifeguards at Necox Beach in New York's Hamptons said they helped illusionist David Blaine and two friends out of the rough waters during the weekend. A lifeguard who asked not to be identified told the New York Post Blaine and his friends ignored warnings Sunday to stay out of the water, which became dangerous as a result of Hurricane Bill. They were warned not to go in because of the hurricane surf conditions, the lifeguard told the newspaper, adding the trio walked farther east and jumped...

2009-08-20 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has advice and safety tips for anyone planning a trip to the beach along the U.S. East Coast this weekend as experts predict Hurricane Bill may cause dangerous waves and rip tides along the shore. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Bill is currently a Category Three storm with winds blowing up to 125 mph, and experts say the storm could strengthen over the open Atlantic. The...

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2009-05-20 13:49:00

Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken in advance of the summer vacation season, also...

2009-03-10 16:44:42

Staff at a popular outdoor pool in London said they have been told that the pool will be closed if weather conditions become too wet. Workers at the London Fields Lido pool said they have been told by the local Hackney council that the pool could be closed under health and safety regulations if rainfall becomes too heavy, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. Hackney council confirmed in a statement that it has adopted measures to close the pool during rainfall, but noted the action would only be...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Fire Department has sent a swift water rescue team of seven firefighters and seven lifeguards to Baton Rouge, one of the Louisiana cities hardest hit by Hurricane Gustav. The team, which is specially equipped and trained for swift water rescues and searches, was deployed to the Louisiana capital on Sept. 1, by the California Office of Emergency Services. The team could be deployed next to Lafayette, in anticipation of more bad weather,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.