Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Atlanta Fire: Player Who Died Had Abnormal Heart Artery
by Ellen Eldridge August 2017
A 16-year-old who collapsed and died during soccer practice Saturday had an abnormal artery in his heart, officials with Atlanta Fire United Soccer Club said Wednesday.
- Teen Dies After Collapsing During Soccer Practice
by Ellen Eldridge July 2017
A 16-year-old died Saturday after collapsing during soccer practice with Atlanta Fire United, a coach said.
- District Seeks to Address Cardiac Arrest Risk with AEDs
by Julia B. Poe July 2017
For young athletes, a handful of minutes can save lives. Issues of heart failure and sudden cardiac arrest are rare in young people, but are most likely to involve athletes. In those cases, survival is rare.
- Girl Drowns, Boy Recovering in Nearby Pool Incidents
by Alexi C. Cardona July 2017
The families of two kids who ended up underwater in two Collier County pools within a couple of hours of each other Monday found vastly different outcomes. The family of 4-year-old Saijene Kernizan is planning a funeral. The family of 14-year-old Romario Morales awaits his recovery at Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers. At 4:47 p.m. Monday, first responders were dispatched to the Immokalee Sports Complex on a medical call for a teenage boy who almost drowned. A lifeguard at the sports complex pulled Romario from the bottom of the pool before first responders got there, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report.
- Parks Director: Changes Needed After Drowning Incident
by Steve Ahillen June 2017
A day after the first drowning of the summer at Fort Dickerson Quarry, the city of Knoxville is taking measures to try to stop people from jumping off the cliffs.
- Lineman Dies After Conditioning Drills at Kent State
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
In an official statement Tuesday evening, Kent State University confirmed the death of incoming freshman Tyler Heintz, who arrived on campus earlier in the week as a member of the football team’s recruiting class.
- Treadmill Fire Closes LA Fitness in St. Petersburg
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
A treadmill fire at an LA Fitness St. Petersburg location resulted in minor fire and water damage, causing the facility to close for several days.
- Youth Sports Groups, District Partner to Bring AEDs to Parks
by Tremayne Hogue June 2017
The Center-ville-Washington Park District is teaming up with several local youth athletic organizations to provide automated external defibrillators, or AED stations, for public use in eight community parks.
- Investigation Focuses on Waterslide that Injured Boy
by Tribune-Review May 2017
Authorities are investigating a water park in Northern California after a 10-year-old boy veered off a three-story water slide and landed on concrete next to the ride at the park's grand opening Saturday.
- Emergency Message at Braves Game a False Alarm
by Jason Scott May 2017
Just a day after a suicide bomber attacked an arena in Manchester, England, fans at an Atlanta Braves game were left shaken by what is being called a false alarm.