Safety & Security: Emergency Response
College Football Player Collapses and Dies at Workout
by Michael Gaio July 2014
A college football player at Winona State University collapsed and died Monday night while participating in a voluntary workout at the school's practice field.
Tennis Center Episode Prompts Family's AED Mission
by SARAH TULLY and TONY SAAVEDRA July 2014
Two words separated 17-year-old Morgan Wilson from life and death, her parents believe: if only. If only the tennis center where she suffered a fatal heart attack had a defibrillator.
Defibrillator, CPR Key to Prep Basketball Player's Survival
by Dave Kane Staff Writer July 2014
After almost losing his life to a cardiac event, Nick Atterberry is in the midst of a major life adjustment.
Fifteen Years Later, Miller Park Crane Collapse Haunts
by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2014
The ironworker, the engineer, the sheriff and the lawyer didn't hear the screeching sounds, the popping noises and the loud bangs as the 567-foot-tall Big Blue crane lifting a 450-ton piece collapsed into the innards of Miller Park on a warm and sunny day 15 years ago.
Pool Chemical Pump Failure Sickens 31 YMCA Campers
by Tim Prudente July 2014
Six children remained hospitalized Wednesday night after campers and counselors were exposed to dangerous concentrations of pool chemicals at an Edgewater summer camp, a camp spokeswoman said.
Athletic Trainer Assembles Triage Kits for High School
by Lisa Knodel, Dayton Daily News July 2014
Athletic trainers played an important role last year in treating the injured during the Boston Marathon bombing. They are there to prevent or treat injuries when an athlete gets hurt on the field or when school nurses or medical crews aren't available.
Military Base Sports Venue Undergoes Security Exercise
by FORT MEADE PAO Correspondent July 2014
It took just seconds for "armed terrorists" to storm Murphy Field House and take control of the facility and the dozens of patrons inside. But through partnerships with a plethora of local emergency services and law enforcement agencies, the installation defused the staged hostage-taking scenario on June 17. The "crisis" was part of the garrison's annual full-scale training exercise, which tests Fort George G. Meade's response force in the event of a real-life attack.
Details Emerge Regarding Lightning Strike at Crew Game
by Lori Kurtzman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014
He had just finished, of all things, a charity soccer game to raise money for fallen or injured police officers and firefighters. Stu Tudor, a 54-year-old Columbus fire lieutenant with more than two decades in the division, headed into the parking lot at Crew Stadium on Saturday night. Some think he was getting ready to leave. He paused at a portable toilet, and that's where time, nature and misfortune collided in the most unthinkable of ways.
Lightning Strikes Fan, Columbus Crew Postpone Game
by Adam Jardy, The Columbus Dispatch June 2014
An off-duty Columbus fire lieutenant was in critical condition after being struck by lightning in the parking lot of Crew Stadium before last night's scheduled game against FC Dallas.
Boy’s Drowning Sparks Call for Age Restriction Changes
by Emily Attwood June 2014
How young is too young to be swimming alone at a public pool? That is the question being asked in Cincinnati following the drowning of a 10-year-old boy last week. The boy was unresponsive when lifeguards pulled him from the pool at Bush Recreation Center and began emergency response procedures. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died over the weekend.