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2012-06-06 02:20:57

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of wildfire season throughout much of the country, the U.S. Forest Service, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Ad Council announce the launch of a new public service advertising (PSAs) campaign, Fire Adapted Communities, which aims to help individuals prepare their homes and communities for the threat of wildfire. Created pro bono by advertising agency Draftfcb, this campaign addresses the issue of proactively mitigating...

2012-06-05 02:32:51

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC) today announced that it received orders totaling approximately $2.0 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). The orders are for RELM's D-Series digital P-25 portable and mobile radios with accessories. It is anticipated that the orders will be fulfilled during the second quarter. RELM President and Chief Executive Officer...

2012-06-04 06:27:27

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent spate of media attention is focusing on the use of fire retardants in furniture products and a variety of significant health concerns. Specifically, certain commonly used chemicals have been associated with fertility issues in women and some even stand accused of being likely carcinogens. Clearly, balancing extremely legitimate concerns about fire dangers with perhaps equally valid matters relating to internal health is no simple matter....

2012-05-21 22:20:22

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: LODE) today received a Notice from the Sierra Front Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requiring the Company to cease using certain land that facilitates efficient transportation of material, primarily due to allegations of use without authorization. The Company believes that the allegations in the Notice are not supported by the facts. The Notice permits 30 days to...

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2012-05-18 07:43:37

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com A study led by anthropologist Christopher I. Roos from Southern Methodist University in Dallas shows that modern “mega forest fires” in the southwestern U.S. are the result of dense canopies that likely grew as a result of human interference. “The U.S. would not be experiencing massive large-canopy-killing crown fires today if human activities had not begun to suppress the low-severity surface fires that were so...

First Forecast Calls For Mild 2012 Amazon Fire Season
2012-05-11 03:00:40

Forests in the Amazon Basin are expected to be less vulnerable to wildfires this year, according to the first forecast from a new fire severity model developed by university and NASA researchers. Fire season across most of the Amazon rain forest typically begins in May, peaks in September and ends in January. The new model, which forecasts the fire season´s severity from three to nine months in advance, calls for an average or below-average fire season this year within 10 regions...

2012-04-18 06:28:57

Among National Parks Threatened With Unrestricted Construction and Road Building: Olympic, Glacier, Voyageurs, Isle Royale, Big Bend, Joshua Tree, Acadia and Saguaro; Sites in AK, AZ, CA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NM, ND, OH, TX and WA Seen As At Risk. WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead "have the potential to devastate 54 of America's national...

2012-04-12 06:22:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 14, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires. "We ask trout anglers and other visitors to be extremely careful because fire danger ranges from high to very high across much of the state," DCNR Secretary Richard Allan said. "One act of carelessness could prove disastrous among...

2012-04-05 23:00:49

FireWhat attended the Oreilly 2012 Where Conference, and announced their new suite of products designed to keep people informed with up to the minute information about wildfires. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 FireWhat Inc., a small startup in Dunsmuir, CA, operates a website, firewhat.com, that maps and tracks wildfires. From coast to coast, those living near a current burning wildfire can monitor the situation. Weather affecting the fire can be monitored, as can local terrain...

2012-03-27 23:02:25

Where 2.0 is a world-renowned meeting of the minds focusing on location-based technology lead by O´Reilly Media. FireWhat Inc. has been invited to join the discussion. The staff will be presenting to the industry on their ideas to modernize the fire service. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 O´Reilly Media is hosting its sixth annual Where Conference April 2-4 in San Francisco, CA. The conference focuses on the growing business of leveraging the location awareness due...