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Dec 11, 2018, 17:44 ET Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division Receives 2018 National Security Excellence Award from the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License

The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) presented the National Security Excellence award to the Motor Vehicle Division of the Maryland...


Dec 11, 2018, 14:30 ET Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse at Residential Construction Site

Cal/OSHA has cited a Riverside construction company $66,000 for serious workplace safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker when a...


Dec 11, 2018, 14:06 ET Duke Energy restores 685,000 power outages in the Carolinas; 45,000 customers remain without power after winter storm

Duke Energy has restored more than 685,000 outages after a weekend winter storm rolled through the Carolinas, dumping record amounts of snow and ice. ...


Dec 11, 2018, 13:53 ET Every Second Counts: The Story of the Groundbreaking Emergency Response System that Every Country Should Be Emulating

Minutes and seconds can mean the difference between life or death. In his new book, Every Second Counts: Saving Lives with India's Emergency Response ...


Dec 11, 2018, 10:35 ET Island Tech Services Releases Disaster Recovery as a Service, Rugged Device, Vehicle Lighting & In-Vehicle Storage, and Vehicle vs. Client Connectivity Videos

First responders and supporting IT staff wear many hats and use many tools. In the station they need to master desktop computing tasks and data...


Dec 11, 2018, 10:00 ET Guardian's Advanced Sensor Technology Now Helps Keep Driver's Attention on the Road

Driver fatigue and distraction are significant factors in highway accidents and fatalities. To combat both conditions, Guardian Optical Technologies...


Dec 11, 2018, 08:00 ET Health Alert: Coalition Urges Awareness of Acetaminophen Safety When Treating Cold and Flu Symptoms This Year

On the heels of the deadliest flu season in 40 years, the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition (AAC) is urging consumers to double check their medicine...


Dec 11, 2018, 07:36 ET België en de Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation investeren in de strijd tegen verwaarloosde tropische ziektes in Afrika

Vooraanstaande filantropen en Afrikaanse en Europese regeringen hebben meer dan 150 miljoen US-dollar toegezegd om verwaarloosde tropische ziektes...


Dec 11, 2018, 07:30 ET North America Fire Protection System Market to Reach $25.58 Bn by 2023 at 8.5% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

High demand for fire protection systems across various industry domains, stringent government regulations, and rapid infrastructural developments...


Dec 11, 2018, 06:00 ET Albuquerque Making Headway in Lowering Auto Theft

Albuquerque officials say they are starting to see the results of their renewed fight against vehicle theft with an estimated one-third reduction in...


Dec 10, 2018, 15:00 ET GLAC Consulting Offers Binomial Society-Authority

A recent publication titled, "Security Welfare, a New Security Model" explains GLAC Consulting's vision of the the importance of combating crime by...


Dec 10, 2018, 13:49 ET 500,000 Duke Energy customers back online since weekend winter storm; 156,000 remain without power

Duke Energy is working to restore the remaining 156,000 customers without power after this weekend's winter storm that produced record snowfalls...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:53 ET Road to Zero Coalition Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Safe System Innovation Grants

The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Safe...


Dec 10, 2018, 12:45 ET InventHelp Inventor Develops System to Disable Vehicles in High-Speed Police Chases (ALL-1645)

"When police officers need to disable a vehicle in a high-speed chase, they normally lay down spike strips in the road, which puts their lives at...


Dec 10, 2018, 11:45 ET InventHelp Inventor Designs Safety Accessory for Tattoo Artists (BGF-2238)

"I thought there should be a better way to increase protection and safety for tattoo artists," said an inventor, from Detroit, Mich., "so I invented...


Dec 10, 2018, 11:30 ET FBI moves to fix critical flaw in its crime reporting system in response to investigation

The FBI is fast-tracking a process to reform its new system for reporting crimes following details uncovered in "Case Cleared: How Rape Goes...


Dec 10, 2018, 11:17 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Calls on States to Maintain High Safety Standards for Surgical Eye Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology agrees with important patient safety guidelines recommended in a joint report issued by the three federal...


Dec 10, 2018, 09:00 ET New Sandy Hook Promise PSA to Premiere as Most Violent Year on Record for America's Schools Comes to a Close

This year has been the worst on record for violence in schools with the highest incidents of K-12 school shootings since 1970, when records on school ...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:32 ET Trucks/SUVs Appear in Top 10 Stolen Vehicles List for 2018

Trucks and SUV style vehicles continue to appear in the most stolen list of vehicles. As trucks and SUV's become increasingly popular among buyers,...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:07 ET AOAC Appoints FDA Food Safety Scientist as New Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Palmer Orlandi as deputy executive director and chief science officer, effective...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:00 ET Spartan Motors Receives Multi-Unit Fire Apparatus Order

Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), has received an order for 13 of its...


Dec 10, 2018, 07:55 ET LASCOM Awards Gilat Multi-million Dollar Project for Japan's Next Generation Disaster Response Platform

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) (TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced...


Dec 10, 2018, 06:57 ET Claremont Lincoln University Announces Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) announced a new educational initiative today that focuses on fighting against human trafficking through online...


Dec 10, 2018, 06:03 ET La Belgique et la Fondation Bill et Melinda Gates investissent dans la lutte pour l'élimination des maladies tropicales négligées en Afrique

Philanthropes et gouvernements africains et européens, ont annoncé l'octroi de plus de 150 millions de dollars américains à la lutte contre les...


Dec 09, 2018, 13:03 ET Duke Energy workforce of 9,000 responding to power outages in the Carolinas

Almost 9,000 personnel are responding to Duke Energy power outages due to a winter storm that is rolling through the Carolinas this weekend....