Thursday, May 21, 2009

Press Event: River/Water Safety Demonstration

WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2009

TIME: 11 a.m.

WHERE: Shores of the Potomac River - Maryland
Across from Old Angler’s Inn – boat “put-in” area
C & O Canal towpath access point

WHAT: Water safety demonstration with Montgomery (Md) County River Rescue and Swift Water Tactical Support Team. Journalists will have an opportunity to take a boat ride on the Potomac River with rescue workers. (wear comfortable clothes) See first hand – up close and personal the beauty and dangers of the Potomac River and surrounding environments. Also hear about the danger and hazards related to the hiking challenges along the Billy Goat Trail.

NOTE: The National Park Service, US Park Police and other officials are expected to talk the benefits and results of the recent multi-jurisdictional Potomac River Gorge Safety efforts in an 11 a.m. news conference prior to the boat deployment.

Friday, May 15, 2009

HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on May 14, 2009. HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program for battery packs used in certain HP notebook PCs. HP customers with a battery pack affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement battery pack for each verified and recalled battery pack at no cost. MORE

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

For More Go HERE.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service- Community Perception Survey

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service takes pride in the service we provide to you and the community. We would like to hear from you about your perception of our services. Please complete the following survey by checking your answer to each question. Some questions may allow multiple answers. Your comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arson Awareness Week May 3-9, 2009

This Year's Theme: Arson for Profit

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) announces this year’s Arson Awareness Week (AAW) theme – Arson for Profit. The USFA partnered with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI).

The goal of this year’s AAW, May 3-9, is to focus public attention on arson for profit. By drawing people’s at­tention to the alarming statistics about arson for profit, we hope to expand the resources and support neces­sary to reduce this crime. There are many motives for arson - the crime of deliberately and maliciously set­ting fire. Arson for profit, or economic arson, is when businesses or individuals set fires to reduce financial loss, recoup initial investments, or dispose of depreci­ated assets usually for a payout from insurance com­panies. For more go here.