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NFPA urges cooks to prevent burningNFPA urges cooks to prevent burning
U.S. firefighters responded to roughly 1,300 home fires involving cooking equipment on Thanksgiving in 2007 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)...
Verint Systems delivers public safety call-recording solution on Motorola Dimetra-IP TETRA radio platformVerint Systems delivers public safety call-recording solution on Motorola Dimetra-IP TETRA radio platform
Verint's public safety call recording system now supports Motorola's Dimetra IP TETRA network application Verint is extending relationship...
Hurry! Registration for FEMA assistance and SBA loan applications approaches fastHurry! Registration for FEMA assistance and SBA loan applications approaches fast
The Disaster Recovery Center at the Lee Center in Utulei will be open daily except for Sundays The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency...
Craig Fugate (FEMA) keynotes ‘Random Hacks Of Kindness, Disaster Relief Codejam' initiativeCraig Fugate (FEMA) keynotes ‘Random Hacks Of Kindness, Disaster Relief Codejam' initiative
RHoK brings together disaster relief experts and software engineers to develop solutions to critical issues The event brings together top programmers to...
Wildland fire tops list of largest loss fires for the fifth time in 10 years,according to NFPA reportWildland fire tops list of largest loss fires for the fifth time in 10 years,according to NFPA report
The new NFPA report outlines the big losses caused by wildland fires The report appears in the latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine...
Study reveals effectiveness of fire sprinklers in home firesStudy reveals effectiveness of fire sprinklers in home fires
Prince George's County recorded no deaths in fires in any homes protected by home sprinklers Recent findings from a key study show the...
Perfection Uniforms makes into Business TN Magazine’s list of Hot 100 Tennessee companiesPerfection Uniforms makes into Business TN Magazine’s list of Hot 100 Tennessee companies
Perfection manufactures tough and standard uniforms for the fire, police and rescue service professionals Perfection Uniforms prides itself on incorporating...
Sprinklers compulsory in new American homes from 2011Sprinklers compulsory in new American homes from 2011
All new one- and two- family dwellings in the US are to have residential fire sprinklers starting 2011   American homes are one step closer to...
20th John P. Redmond Symposium held in Los Angeles: 20th John P. Redmond Symposium held in Los Angeles: "Preparing You for Survival - The Fire Ground, the Economy and Beyond"
The IAFF represents more than 296,000 full-time professional firefighters and paramedics  The conference was organised around the theme -...
Chairman Bresland's new YouTube safety message voices concern over pressure vessel explosionsChairman Bresland's new YouTube safety message voices concern over pressure vessel explosions
CSB Chairman John Bresland asked US jurisdictions to adopt the ASME Pressure Vessel Code CSB Chairman John Bresland released a new...
FEMA and USFA publish report on dormitory firesFEMA and USFA publish report on dormitory fires
An estimated average of 3,800 fires occurs each year in university dwellings The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) United States Fire...
FEMA Administrator Fugate addresses leadership of National Volunteer Organizations Active in DisasterFEMA Administrator Fugate addresses leadership of National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate. FEMA/Bill Koplitz Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate yesterday addressed the National...
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) to replace flood damaged Central Fire StationCedar Rapids (Iowa) to replace flood damaged Central Fire Station
 Flood damage in Cedar Rapids, summer 2008. Photography bySusie Shapira/FEMA The team of inspectors found that the Cedar Rapids fire station has...
Department of Homeland Security posts program guidance for 2009 staffing for adequate fire and emergency services (SAFER) grantsDepartment of Homeland Security posts program guidance for 2009 staffing for adequate fire and emergency services (SAFER) grants
The Program Guidance document for the FY2009 SAFER Grants provides a wealth of information on the SAFER program The FY2009 SAFER program has...
<i>My First Ride</i> country music CD benefits IAFF Disaster Relief FundMy First Ride country music CD benefits IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
IAFF members can call their local country radio stations and request "My First Ride" The IAFF Disaster Relief Fund assists the US and Canada...
IAFF hails election day victories against TABOR proposalIAFF hails election day victories against TABOR proposal
Voters and legislators across the United States had consistently rejected TABOR initiatives In Maine and Washington, voters rejected the Taxpayer...
Georgia flood recovery effort tops $82 millionGeorgia flood recovery effort tops $82 million
116 Georgia cities, counties and other public organisations have applied to GEMA for public assistance In just over six weeks, more than $82...
NFPA commends International Code Council's sprinkler voteNFPA commends International Code Council's sprinkler vote
  Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of NFPA, is a effort to mandate the use of home fire sprinklers   NFPA has called the vote a...
New study shows ease of integrating home fire sprinklers with local water supply systemsNew study shows ease of integrating home fire sprinklers with local water supply systems
  Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of NFPA, is a effort to encourage the use of home fire sprinklers   Home fire sprinklers can be integrated...
NFPA and Johns Hopkins to study best methods for teaching children about fire safetyNFPA and Johns Hopkins to study best methods for teaching children about fire safety
The project aims to determine the best way to communicate fire safety messages to children aged 3-9 Through this project, the two organisations are...


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