Mr. Electric - News http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/427 en Remembering 9/11 - Essential First Responder Devices http://www.33pulse.com/blog/remembering-911-essential-first-responder-devices <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Remembering 9/11 - Essential First Responder Devices</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicfirstresponders_1.jpg?itok=dUf5BpFh" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicfirstresponders_1.jpg?itok=dUf5BpFh" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:49am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As we continue to recognize 9/11, a time of remembrance and gratitude for those who selflessly put their lives on the line for others should be top-of-mind. Many great people stepped up to help others in need, and many of them perished?for their courageous efforts. From responding to medical emergencies, natural disasters, to the unthinkable acts taken against a country, first responders must be ready to handle any situation and are often times looked to for guidance and direction during times of distress. In a lot of cases, first responders do not know exactly what they will face but must be prepared for the worst. No first responder would be able to perform their duty without special tools and equipment to help them along the way. Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> salutes the heroes who put themselves in front of others when danger arises and takes a look at the electronic tools that make first responders the best around.</p> <h2><strong>The Siren</strong></h2> <p>Emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks and police cars use sirens to warn the public of their presence. Sirens allow emergency vehicles to be heard before being seen allowing motorist and pedestrians to react in enough time so they do not impede the first responders.</p> <h2><strong>The Radio</strong></h2> <p>Radios allow for a picture to be painted of a situation before first responders arrive on scene. They can also be used to tell first responders of impending dangers and possible alternative routes that would be useful to get them to the needed area quicker. The purpose of the radio is, of course, communication. All first responder agencies involved can go to the same channel and effectively communicate, allowing everyone to be on the same page. Clear, concise communication can cut down on the havoc and chaos that can be created during crisis situations.</p> <h2><strong>Defibrillator</strong></h2> <p>Paramedics often use defibrillators on patients who are suffering from cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillators deliver an electrical energy to the heart allowing for a normal rhythm to be reestablished. These electrical devices are small and portable, allowing them to be stored in vehicles and even planes, ready to be used in a moments notice.</p> <h2><strong>Electronic Locator Beacon</strong></h2> <p>There are several types of locator beacons that serve a variety of purposes. First responders, especially firefighters, use electronic locator beacons that flash a light and emit a noise so they can be more-easily located in times of distress or heavily smoke-filled area.</p> <h2><strong>The Flashlight</strong></h2> <p>The flashlight is one piece of emergency equipment that should not be overlooked. Whether police, medical or fire rescue, every first responder requires the use of a flashlight to help him or her perform their job. Advances in lighting have allowed for greater power and light from smaller bulbs. Halogen lights are common in first responder flashlights. Being able to spot danger, find lost or injured people is one of the most important things first responders need to do and flashlights help that happen.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/remembering-911-essential-first-responder-devices" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:49:33 +0000 Super User 4256 at http://www.33pulse.com The Dwyer Group, Inc. Acquired by The Riverside Company http://www.33pulse.com/blog/the-dwyer-group-inc-acquired-by-the-riverside-company <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>The Dwyer Group, Inc. Acquired by The Riverside Company</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:35am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong> For more information, contact: Monica Feid, BizCom Associates (972) 490-8053, <a href="mailto:MonicaFeid@BizComPR.com">MonicaFeid@BizComPR.com</a> <strong>WACO, Texas (August 18, 2014)</strong> – The Dwyer Group?, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trades service brands, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, serves as a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands. The franchise network includes more than 1,600 franchisees operating in the United States and seven other countries. In addition to its franchise concepts, The Dwyer Group also owns and operates 35 full-service glass stores in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Combined, the service brands account for almost $1 billion in annual system-wide revenues. Riverside first purchased The Dwyer Group in 2003, taking the company private and working with company management to accelerate growth through acquisitions of new brands, expanding facilities at corporate headquarters, and aggressive development of existing franchise brands. After seven years of growth, the firm sold The Dwyer Group to TZP Group LLC in 2010 where the franchise network and its revenues continued to thrive along with the respected profile of the service brands across the U.S. and around the world. The Riverside purchase transfers majority ownership from TZP back to Riverside along with a significant reinvestment from The Dwyer Group executive team, and an investment from each brand president within The Dwyer Group companies. “We’re extremely excited to welcome The Dwyer Group back to The Riverside Company and to become involved once again with franchisees and associates dedicated to a strong Code of Values,” said Sarah Roth, a partner based at The Riverside Company’s Dallas office. “The executive team remains fully committed to the business, and The Dwyer Group service brands are well positioned for more expansion.” “The Dwyer transaction has been a very successful one for TZP reflecting the very essence of our firm’s strategy of being the Partner of Choice for management teams,” said Sam Katz, managing partner for TZP. “We are very proud of our joint achievements in enhancing the franchisee value proposition and initiating exciting online and offline marketing initiatives. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Dina and the Dwyer team and watching them continue to succeed at building this special company.” Calling TZP a tremendous partner for The Dwyer Group over the past three-and-a-half years, Dina Dwyer-Owens, Executive Chairwoman of The Dwyer Group, said the successful relationship set the stage for the next bold step forward. “I commend our talented and dedicated team members and their commitment to The Dwyer Group Code of Values that has served as our roadmap as we’ve traveled a journey of unprecedented growth.” Mike Bidwell, CEO and President of The Dwyer Group, added, “By focusing on our core brands and service to our franchisees, we have enjoyed incredible success that continues to this very day, and that success has been noticed for all the right reasons.” The entire executive team at The Dwyer Group will remain in place and will work with Riverside to advance the organization to the next level.</p> <h4>About The Riverside Company:</h4> <p>The Riverside Company is a global private equity firms investing in growing businesses valued at up to $250 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 340 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.riversidecompany.com" target="_blank">www.riversidecompany.com</a>.</p> <h4>About TZP Group LLC:</h4> <p>Founded in 2007, TZP Group is a private equity firm with assets under management of over $500 million focused on investments in North American-based business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions, and aims to be a "partner of choice" for business owners and management teams. TZP seeks to invest primarily in closely held, private companies where the owners desire to retain a significant stake and partner with an investor with complementary operating and financial skills to accelerate company growth, increase profitability and maximize the value of their retained stake. TZP leverages its investment professionals' operating and transaction experience to provide strategic and operational guidance, and is dedicated to long-term value creation. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.tzpgroup.com" target="_blank">www.tzpgroup.com</a>.</p> <h4>About The Dwyer Group, Inc.?:</h4> <p>The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of seven franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv?, Glass Doctor?, The Grounds Guys?, Mr. Appliance?, Mr. Electric?, Mr. Rooter? (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International?. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass brand name. For more information on The Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, visit the company’s website at <a href="https://www.neighborlybrands.com/" target="_blank">www.neighborlybrands.com/</a>. ###</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/the-dwyer-group-inc-acquired-by-the-riverside-company" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:35:46 +0000 Super User 4259 at http://www.33pulse.com

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