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2011-01-29 00:02:02

In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire safety specialist and inventor David Munroe has launched ACAF Systems Inc, a manufacturer of innovative and self contained Compressed Air Foam fire suppression systems. This newly patented, FM Approved line of fire suppression solutions are adding a whole new dimension to firefighting. Coventry RI (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire...

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2010-12-26 07:20:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection. BBC News reported that the agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy "” derided by some as the "No More Wilderness" policy "” stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection...

2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...

2010-12-14 00:51:07

New research indicates that the speed of early forest clearance following human colonisation of the South Island of New Zealand was much faster and more intense than previously thought. Charcoal recovered from lake-bed sediment cores show that just a few large fires within 200 years of initial colonization destroyed much of the South Island's lowland forest. Grasslands and shrubland replaced the burnt forest and smaller fires prevented forests from returning. The findings - by an...

2010-12-05 23:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) arrived in Haifa, Israel on December 5 to help combat the wildfires that began on December 2 in Northern Israel. In addition, the United States transported nearly 70 metric tons (MT) of fire suppressant and 3,800 gallons of fire retardant concentrate to Israel on December 5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO ) "We...

2010-11-05 12:37:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from NNCO at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=fb8375b5-9e72-409b-857f-6817bbd17217&alertid=f4b07cec-b887-4502-b486-0a3396fe6fac&bhcp=1# The efforts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) lately have gone towards developing nanomaterial-based fire retardants that are a safer and less toxic replacement. Their research has shown that nano-based flame retardants use 30%...

2010-10-25 10:45:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline, Inc. has partnered with MDI Government Services (MDI) in a winning bid to support the Department of the Interior's (DOI) Wildland Firefighter Medical Standards Program (DOI MSP). The DOI MSP is managed by the Department of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a focus to protect and manage key personal information, provide nationwide medical services to wildland firefighters in all 50 states and territories, and to...

2010-09-22 13:15:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, Inc., the fastest growing IT service management solutions software company, today announced the general availability of its dynamic network topology mapping feature, providing users with interactive maps of their networks with integrated event information and performance data. "We've seen too many organizations basing critical decisions on out-dated Visio diagrams that lead to disastrous results," said Steve Cotton, CEO of...

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2010-09-09 06:35:00

In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management. The Global Fire Information Management System (GFIMS) delivers fire data from an imaging sensor aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites to generate daily fire maps and images through a freely accessible Web interface....

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2010-08-26 22:13:21

Wildfires can wreak widespread havoc and devastation, affecting environmental assets lives, property and livelihoods. Meteorologist Mike Fromm of the Naval Research Laboratory, in collaboration with several national and international laboratories, is now discovering that changes in the frequency of occurrence and intensity of wildfires has substantial consequences for a variety of important problems including atmospheric change.Superimposed on this important topic is a relatively new...


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