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1. Cook Country Administration Building Fire in Chicago - ...
By: Adam Groves - On October 17, 2003, a fire started in a supply room on the 12th floor of the 35-story Cook County Administration Building in Chicago’s Downtown Loop. The fire was relatively small, but the supply room was adjacent to one of the two stairwells in the building ...

2. Panama 2010 Crime & Safety Report
CRIME & SAFETY - Americas - Panama - 22 Mar 2010 - Panama remains relatively safe compared to other Central American countries. However, 2009 statistics show a steady increase in crime from last year in nearly all categories. Panama province has a higher crime rate than all the other Panamanian ...

3. Small Private Plane Makes Forced Landing At Albrook
An aircraft made an emergency landing on Saturday afternoon January 24, at the Marcos Gelabert Albrook airport, after there was a mechanical malfunction in the landing gear. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of ...

4. Person killed after electrical explosion at Cambridge building
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- One person is dead following an electrical explosion and fire at a 17-story office building in Cambridge. N-Star says the victim is Kevin Fidalgo, 28, who had worked for the company since 2000. Another N-Star worker was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after the explosion, which occurred ...

5. Celebrating the 119th Anniversary of the Panama Fire ...
Every year Panama's fire department (or, the Cuerpo de Bomberos de Panama CBP) come together to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the first organized fire department in Panama City. Yesterday all of the permanent party and volunteer firemen in Panama assembled near the intersection of Ave. Cuba and ...

6. High Rise Escape Systems - Panama
Well, it's official. I am now the exclusive distributor for High Rise Escape Systems in the Republic of Panama. Details will be coming soon, but in the meantime check out this video. This system is basically a solidly built anchoring system which uses a "Controlled Descent Device (CDD)" to gently ...

7. Worker Killed - Hit In The Head By ...
An industrial accident claimed the life of the Mexican citizen Arturo Cruz Mendez, 56, when he was hit in the head Wednesday afternoon by a crane while working. The incident occurred in the project of Las Islas de Punta Pacífica in the district of San Francisco at approximately 5:00 pm, ...

8. 911 System Begins Operations in Panama
By Aet Elisa Tejera C. for La Critica - Finally! The "Sistema Único de Manejo de Emergencias" (Unified System of Emergency Response) (SUME 911), started operations yesterday to offer special attention during this years carnival celebrations. Medical emergencies such as car and motorcycle accidents, those injured by firearms or other ...

9. One Killed in Fatal Car-Bus Accident
The driver of a white Nissan Sentra was killed as his car was crushed by the front end of a bus on Saturday morning, in a horrific accident that occurred on Vía España. The bus driver could not explain how the car ended up in his lane and he had ...

10. New High-Rise Buildings A Challenge for Panama's Fire ...
By Santiago Fascetto and Mario A. Muñoz for La Prensa - Since the release of The Towering Inferno in 1974 people have thought about what might happen if their high-rise building catches fire. Although for some the situation is inconceivable, for others it is a real danger that deserves much ...

11. Non-Lethal Personal Security Devices in Panama
Compared to many parts of the United States it's relatively easy to obtain a permit to legally carry a handgun in Panama. From personal experience I know that carrying a handgun for self defense is usually a bad idea, especially in a foreign country and I strongly suggest you think ...

12. LPG Tanker Truck Fire in Panama City - ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Late yesterday afternoon I had a long conversation with a person in the United States who is intimately familiar with the construction, use, and operation of the LPG tanker trucks of the type involved in the fire in the banking district of Panama City ...

13. Home Invasion Robberies, Safety, and Security in Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last night my phone rang, and a friend on the other end of the line started the conversation with "another home invasion robbery?!?!" Yup, sure enough. Anyone with money is being actively targeted by armed thieves, and just by being a foreigner then you ...

14. SINAPROC Closes Devil's Beach on Ft. Sherman
The regional office of the National Civil Protection System in Colon ordered the closure of Devil's Beach on Fort Sherman in Panama where two people drowned last weekend. Jaime Ospina, SINAPROC regional director, said the beach area was cordoned off and swimmers are forbidden from using the area because it's ...

15. Electrical Fire Knocks Out Power to MultiPlaza Mall ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - An electrical fire in a high-voltage electrical panel knocked out power to the MultiPlaza Mall in Punta Pacifica at just before 11:00 am this morning. I was heading into the mall with my family when I heard an excited private mall security guard reporting ...

16. Xscape Safe - Fire Escape Suit Passes Tests
Chesapeake, VA., -- Xscape Safe announces successful testing of the Xscape Safe universally sized fire escape SUIT from North Carolina State University. The Revolutionary Personal Protection™ universal size fire escape SUIT was successfully tested at North Carolina State University in their Thermal Protective Laboratory to the NFPA 2112 Standard (burn) ...

17. Massive Fire Destroys Several Warehouses in Colon Free ...
A fire that occurred this afternoon in the Colon Free Zone in the sector of Coco Solito, France Field, has caused multi million dollar losses that have not yet been calculated. The fire started at approximately 12:40 pm this Thursday afternoon, 8 July 2010, in the upper level of the ...

18. Why I Carry a Stun Gun (And Why ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Charles March sent me this today with a title of "Try To Read This Without Laughing." Fair enough. I carry a 400,000 volt stun gun for personal defense as a non-lethal option for dangerous security situations. I have had several opportunities to simply present ...

19. Apartment Fire in Highrise Building in Obarrio - ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Last night at about 8:30 pm apartment number 25A in the Primavera building in Obarrio caught fire. The occupant who smokes has a habit of lighting scented candles to mitigate the smell of cigarette smoke in the apartment. The woman lives alone and last ...

20. Tropigas Tank Fire in Banking District
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - At approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon a 3,000 pound gas tanker truck from the Tropigas company exploded in the banking area, right behind the Marriot Hotel. The truck was carrying liquefied petroleum gas. and the crew was about to start to refuel a 500 ...

21. New Technology Brings Home Security Within Reach of ...
By: Alain Mulaire, president Grupo PanaGuard www.panaguard.com - Traditionally, alarm systems were the purview of wealthy home owners or businesses. They were expensive to purchase, difficult to install and involved recurring monthly monitoring fees. How times have changed. New technology has drastically reduced the upfront cost, complexity and ongoing operating ...

22. Canadian Drowns On Red Frog Beach - Body ...
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23. Ran From Dogs, Run Over And Killed By ...
Rigoberto Castillo Henriquez, 50, an employee of the Revisalud company, was killed early Thursday morning when a garbage truck ran over him while doing cleanup. The accident occurred at 12:00 midnight on Wednesday on the main street of Monte Oscuro, in San Miguelito. This is the same route where on ...

24. A New Defense Against The Bad Guys
La Critica - It does not use bullets, nor does it kill the enemy, but rather it only immobilizes them. Tasers are one of the nonlethal security devices used for personal defense, by businesses, and even law enforcement. Using technology of the future applied in the present, these units are ...

25. New Law On Private Firearm Ownership Passes First ...
Last night the Commission on Government, Justice, and Constitutional Affairs of the National Assembly unanimously approved the first reading of Bill 209, on firearms, ammunition and related materials. Traders and businessmen who are involved in one way or the other with the firearms business categorically supported the approval in the ...

26. 26 Children Burned By Fireworks During New Years ...
The year 2011 closed with 26 burned children admitted to the emergency room of the Children's Hospital with injuries ranging from burns to a thumb, to injuries to both eyes, due to the handling of fireworks. According to hospital authorities, there were more cases this year compared to the end ...

27. Plane Crashed, Exploded In Flames On Impact
The tragedy broke out Friday morning at the Marcos A. Gelabert airport in Albrook. There, a plane taking off with a destination Penonome, Cocle, suffered a mishap in the air and crashed to the ground. Upon impact the aircraft exploded and was engulfed in flames. The two pilots were killed ...

28. Panama's Director of Prisons Would Build High Security ...
Six years after the last convict left the island of Coiba, this jewel of nature - considered to be part of the World Heritage by UNESCO - could again become a penal colony. The "most dangerous, incorrigible, and problematic" of the prison population would be isolated from the other inmates ...

29. Man Electrocuted While Working On Rooftop in Carrasquilla, ...
A 24 year old young man died in an accident this afternoon. The victim was working for a contractor for a company responsible for the maintenance of telecommunication towers, and in doing so while working with three companions he climbed to the roof of the Lajos building, located in Carrasquilla, ...

30. Security Update – Incidents involving foreigners in Panama ...
From: U.S. Embassy Warden System - Security Update – Incidents involving foreigners in Panama City. This warden message is to inform American citizens resident in and traveling to Panama of two recent security related incidents in Panama City. Local police and other diplomatic missions inform the Embassy that both incidents ...