Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Golf Tournament's Windstorm Preparation Pays Off
by Tony Doris Palm Beach Post March 2015
For the city staff, from police and firefighters to building inspectors and other emergency response team members, the Honda Classic's windy deluge came as deja vu.
Students Spend Night in Arena After Power Outage
by T.J. Pignataro; News Staff Reporter February 2015
When the alarm clock rings at 7 a.m. Thursday, about 500 displaced University at Buffalo students will wipe the sleep from their eyes and remember they spent the night on a basketball court in Alumni Arena
Snow, Train Disaster Impact Area High School, College
by Rick Ryan, Assistant sports editor February 2015
In addition to the heavy snowfall that socked southern West Virginia on Monday, residents near the Kanawha-Fayette county line had to deal with the derailment of a CSX train that spilled crude oil into the Kanawha River, setting a house on fire and causing multiple explosions.
High School Ski Team Okay After Fatal Highway Crash
by MARY LYNN SMITH February 2015
Members of the Forest Lake Area High School alpine ski team were involved in a fatal crash Tuesday morning while on their way to the state meet in Biwabik.
Nets' Practice Continued After Medical Episode
by Tim Bontemps February 2015
After Nets advance scout Jim Sann had a heart attack on the court shortly before practice was set to begin Sunday morning, coach Lionel Hollins had a choice: either go on with the practice as scheduled, or call it off.
Trainer-Applied CPR, AED Saves Life of Nets Scout
by Tim Bontemps, The New York Post February 2015
It was a rare occurrence for Jim Sann to be home for a weekend and attend Nets practice Sunday. It also happened to save Sann's life after the team's advance scout collapsed on the practice court at the team's New Jersey practice facility Sunday morning.
Boy Who Fell Through Public Pool's Ice Has Died
by Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) January 2015
The boy, identified by family members as Jacques Bushman, had remained in critical condition since he was pulled from the water Tuesday, according to Unified police. He was believed to have been in the water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Brain Exam Pending, Coroner Rules OSU Death a Suicide
by Allison Manning, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH January 2015
The Ohio State University football player who was found dead in a dumpster last year killed himself, the Franklin County coroner has ruled.
E-Cigarette Blamed for Gymnasium Explosion, Fire
by Emily Attwood January 2015
Police say an electronic cigarette is to blame for an explosion at Sparks (Nev.) High School that caused minor damage to the gymnasium floor and led to a code-yellow lockdown and an evacuation of 150 students Monday. A teacher saw the fire shortly after 10 a.m. and quickly reported it to school police and administration, evacuating all students from the gym and those in nearby classrooms to the football field.
"From what the teacher told me there was a small explosion and then a ball of fire," principal Kevin Carroll said.
Streets surrounding the school were blocked off while an investigation of the explosion took place, and parents were also notified of the event after the incident.
"Our number one priority is student safety,” said Carroll. “I have a solid admin team. I have faith in our school police department that we are a very safe school and we do everything we can."
Students elsewhere on campus reported hearing announcements about a bomb threat, and classrooms were placed on lockdown for approximately 90 minutes. “I just heard that they found something in the gymnasium," said one student. “Some of the students were saying they heard a loud pop, but I didn't know until it all happened."
After identifying the cause of the fire, investigators deemed it unintentional, the result of two students playing around with an e-cigarette.
Young Boy Killed at Soccer Practice by Falling Bench
by Michael Gaio January 2015
Tragedy struck soccer practice at a New Jersey elementary school on Wednesday night.