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2014-10-20 23:08:06

Ryan Severson won a $10,000 Firehouse Makeover from California Casualty for the Northwood Volunteer Fire Company, where three generations of his family have served. The Iowa fire company, which gets no taxpayer dollars, will now be able to replace aging furniture and buy a big screen TV and training tables for new recruits. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Volunteer firefighter Ryan Severson will be adding a $10,000 Firehouse Makeover to his legacy with the Northwood Volunteer Fire...

2014-09-29 16:20:48

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX) recently hosted crude-by-rail incident response training for 40 first responders representing 30 communities around the CSX network at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colorado. The firefighters and police officers from Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia completed three days of training...

2014-08-15 16:20:27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past four months, CSX's Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, has trained more than 1,300 first responders from more than 250 organizations in more than a dozen cities and towns, in partnership with the Firefighters Training and Education Foundation. This enhanced training program offers fire fighters, police officers, emergency management professionals and other...

2014-07-03 23:02:28

Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announces NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Fire departments across the country have less than one month to apply for the Life Safety Achievement Award, announces NASFM Fire Research & Education Foundation and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. This national award recognizes both professional and...

2014-06-19 16:21:23

England Logistics to Ship 70 Purpose-Built Fire Apparatus to Peru SALT LAKE CITY, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- England Logistics, a non-asset based third-party logistics company, announced the launch of one of its largest ocean projects in a collaborative effort with Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR). The 70 emergency response apparatus will be transferred from the Port of Baltimore to Cuerpo General de Bomberos...

2014-05-21 23:14:08

3 out of 4 US firefighters are volunteers. Support for Firefighters, Inc. was created to provide safety equipment, benefits for the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, and to fund research into the treatment of burn victims. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Dallas ultra marathon and endurance athlete Jeff Venable will run across America to raise awareness and funds for firefighters this summer. Chief Venable retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 2013 and felt...

2014-03-12 12:22:05

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, federal grants are now available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds soon will usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the value of having well-trained and well-equipped local firefighting...

2013-12-23 23:23:25

California Casualty's makeover of the 100-year-old Munhall Volunteer Fire Company #1 firehouse included new sleeping quarters, beds, big screen TV and appliances. Winner Greg Kretz and his fellow firefighters got their first look at the unveiling December 17. Munhall, PA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Santa came a week early for the Munhall Volunteer Fire Company #1, winners of the latest $10,000 Firehouse Makeover contest from California Casualty. The crew was greeted with new sleeping...

2013-11-14 23:31:56

Volunteer firefighter Greg Kretz was the winning entry in California Casualty’s “Firehouse Makeover Contest.” The Munhall Volunteer Firehouse will be getting a $10,000 overhaul courtesy of California Casualty. Munhall, PA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The 100-plus-year old Munhall Volunteer Fire Company #1 firehouse will be getting more room to house firefighters soon. Volunteer firefighter Greg Kretz was the winning entry in California Casualty’s “Firehouse Makeover Contest.” The...


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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.