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Mighty Fire Breaker Rolls Out Its Wildfire Defense Program to Lower Risk of Loss from Wildfire with Green Fire Inhibitor Chemistry

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

b'SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Mighty Fire Breaker, LLC today officially announced the roll out of its proactive wildfire defense program aimed at helping property owners and fire service professionals lower the risk of loss from wildfires.

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  • b'SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Mighty Fire Breaker, LLC today officially announced the roll out of its proactive wildfire defense program aimed at helping property owners and fire service professionals lower the risk of loss from wildfires.
  • Our goal at Mighty Fire Breaker is to reduce risk of loss for propertyeither from wildfire embers or wood framed building fireswhile we fight climate change through better fire science.
  • These applicators are trained to implement our proactive wildfire defense program from San Diego to Napa.
  • "Our Mighty Fire Breaker No Short Cut wildfire defense program does not count on \'just in time\' private firefighters, who use foam and handheld tools to save homes.

Farmers Insurance® Honored With Corporate Impact Award From the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 5:00pm

b'WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Farmers Insurance, one of the nation\'s leading multiline insurer groups, today announced that it has been awarded the Corporate Impact Award for philanthropic efforts and support of the community\'s firefighters by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Foundation.

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  • b'WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Farmers Insurance, one of the nation\'s leading multiline insurer groups, today announced that it has been awarded the Corporate Impact Award for philanthropic efforts and support of the community\'s firefighters by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Foundation.
  • "The Los Angeles Fire Department salutes Farmers for their corporate citizenship, continued commitment to supporting first responders in their backyard, and dedication to raising awareness and funds for impactful initiatives.
  • "\n"The LAFD deeply appreciates Farmers outstanding commitment to supporting our firefighters," added Los Angeles City Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas.
  • The LAFD is honored to present Farmers Insurance with the Corporate Impact Award for their remarkable corporate citizenship, and their steadfast support of the men and women of this Department.

Global Fire Extinguisher Market (2021 to 2026) - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:30pm

b'DUBLIN, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.

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  • b'DUBLIN, May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Fire Extinguisher Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global fire extinguisher market reached a value of US$ 4.9 Billion in 2020.
  • A fire extinguisher is a portable safety device, which is widely utilized for extinguishing small fires during emergencies and minimizing the potential destruction before the arrival of firefighters.
  • It comprises a cylinder that has an extinguishing agent, a nozzle, a handle and a pressure gauge.
  • Apart from this, the leading players in the industry are introducing eco-friendly, gas- or powder-based fire extinguishers that do not release toxic gases.

Missouri Division of Fire Safety Secures Updated Training Technology Through Assistance to Firefighters Grant

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Envisage Technologies, the premier training, compliance and performance software solution for public safety agencies, is pleased to announce that the Missouri Division of Fire Safety has used funds from FEMA\'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to secure Envisage\'s online training and certification compliance system called Acadis.

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  • b'BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Envisage Technologies, the premier training, compliance and performance software solution for public safety agencies, is pleased to announce that the Missouri Division of Fire Safety has used funds from FEMA\'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to secure Envisage\'s online training and certification compliance system called Acadis.
  • It acts as a centralized, modular system and allows the Division of Fire Safety\'s core functionssuch as developing courses, scheduling, testing, rosters, and certificationsto be managed in one place.
  • "\nEnvisage Technologies is the world\'s leader in unified public safety training, compliance, and performance software solutions.
  • Customers include federal agencies, law enforcement organizations, military commands, and state and local public safety organizations.

America's First Electric Fire Truck Visits the US Capital

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:18am

b'WASHINGTON, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, America\'s first electric fire truck made its national debut in Washington, D.C.

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  • b'WASHINGTON, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, America\'s first electric fire truck made its national debut in Washington, D.C.
  • "Built from the ground up using the most advanced materials and technologies, the RT is the safest fire truck on the roads today - for firefighters, for communities and for the environment.
  • "\nThe RT is America\'s first fully electric apparatus and boasts a high level of safety, excellent driving dynamics and maneuverability, innovative safety features, and is fully networked.
  • The electric drive train ensures that almost no fuel is combusted while driving.

The First Responders Plus Foundation, Inc. ("FR+") Announces Start-up; To Donate Life-Saving Fire Suppression Equipment; $2.5M Initial Matching Donation and Announces Strategic Partnership with Elide Fire USA

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 9:30pm

It will make donations of life-saving fire suppression equipment around the globe, initially to police, military, emergency services and firefighters.

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  • It will make donations of life-saving fire suppression equipment around the globe, initially to police, military, emergency services and firefighters.
  • "\nCEO Faustino Bernabo, of FR+\'s strategic partner, Elide Fire USA of New York, New York stated, "Our devices are self-contained generators of fire suppression powder.
  • "\nSince first responders are all over the globe, risking their lives to save others, FR+ plans to make donations worldwide.
  • Affiliates, so far, are in over 75 countries, and by partnering with the insurance industry this reach will quickly expand.

Multiple Firefighter Injuries in Recent Apartment Fires Point to Need for Fire Sprinklers

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:36pm

On April 7th, four firefighters were injured while fighting a three-alarm fire at a West Windsor, New Jersey apartment complex.

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  • On April 7th, four firefighters were injured while fighting a three-alarm fire at a West Windsor, New Jersey apartment complex.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association, firefighters are 11 times more likely to be injured in structure fires than in non-structure fires.
  • President Ray believes there is an apartment saved nearly every day across America because of fire sprinklers and firefighters.
  • These fires underscore the importance of the work of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and their Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

Breakthrough Technology for Firefighter Search and Rescue Now a Reality from MSA Safety

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:30pm

Today, global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue device that promises to join that list of breakthrough innovations.

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  • Today, global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced the availability of LUNAR, a new multi-purpose search and rescue device that promises to join that list of breakthrough innovations.
  • Resulting from years of working directly with Firefighters, LUNAR uses Cloud technology to deliver breakthrough fire-scene management capabilities for incident commanders.
  • According to Nish Vartanian, MSA Chairman, President and CEO, the introduction of LUNAR delivers on the company's vision of being a leader in introducing new-to-world technology that protects lives.
  • "We've always viewed LUNAR, and its many potential applications, as a major leap forward and game-changer when it comes to enhancing firefighter safety," Mr. Vartanian said.

Seek Thermal Introduces Reveal FirePRO X to Support Firefighters With an Upgraded Personal TIC

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:30pm

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Seek Thermal, the leading supplier of thermal sensors for the public safety market, today announced the Reveal FirePRO X , the latest version of its high-resolution personal thermal imaging camera (TIC) for firefighters.

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  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Seek Thermal, the leading supplier of thermal sensors for the public safety market, today announced the Reveal FirePRO X , the latest version of its high-resolution personal thermal imaging camera (TIC) for firefighters.
  • "The Seek Thermal Reveal FirePRO is the fastest-growing personal fire TIC in the world, and now - based on feedback from firefighters on the job - we are excited to unveil the FirePRO X, which includes upgraded charging features to make it more durable than ever," said Matt Nelson, Senior Product Manager,Seek Thermal.
  • Key features of the FirePRO X include:
    Priced to outfit every firefighter, the Reveal FirePRO X is available for $799 from authorized distributor MES Fire .
  • The FirePRO X Multi-Charge kit, available for $399, includes:
    Seek Thermal engineers and manufactures low-cost, high-resolution thermal imaging cameras and OEM thermal cores.

"Firefighters Are Owed These Protections" says Firefighters & EMS Fund on Lack of Cancer Coverage in North Carolina

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:25pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Currently, North Carolina firefighters only receive presumptive protection benefits against three types of cancers.

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  • ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Currently, North Carolina firefighters only receive presumptive protection benefits against three types of cancers.
  • This means that there are only three forms of cancer- - that the North Carolina government acknowledges as occupational hazards and cover as guaranteed benefits for firefighters.
  • As of now, North Carolina is the last state in this country without comprehensive cancer coverage for firefighters.
  • For more information about Firefighters & EMS Fund, visit www.fireandemsfund.com
    Firefighters & EMS Fund is a national political organization organized under Section 527 of the IRS Tax Code.