Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Little League Group Supports AED Safety Measures
by Telegram & Gazette May 2016
The Sterling-Princeton George Gibbs Little League supports changes that would ensure coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and are able to operate an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
- Defibrillator Revives Lacrosse Prep After Shot to Heart
by Marc Pendleton May 2016
Centerville lacrosse captain Grant Mays was revived on the field by an automated external defibrillator after being struck in the heart during Saturday's match at Moeller.
- Fake Bomb Leads to Soccer Match Evacuation
by Martin Rogers May 2016
An embarrassing security blunder brought chaos and disruption to the final day of the English Premier League soccer season Sunday, as tens of thousands of fans at Manchester United's iconic Old Trafford stadium were evacuated by police because of a suspected bomb threat.
- Navy SEAL Trainee Dies in Pool Exercise
by Mike Hixenbaugh May 2016
The sailor, Seaman James Derek Lovelace, 21, had joined the Navy only six months earlier and was undergoing basic underwater demolition/SEAL training, better known as BUD/S, Navy officials said. It's considered to be among the world's most challenging military training regimens.
- Quick Action Saves HS Student Whose Heart Stopped
by Ben Lockhart May 2016
Two women are being praised as heroes for their quick action in saving the life of a 17-year-old Northridge High School student whose heart suddenly stopped beating at the school Wednesday afternoon.
- Belgium Soccer Team Cancels Practice After Attacks
by AB Staff March 2016
Belgium's national soccer team called off a practice session in Brussels on Tuesday after the city was hit by bomb attacks.
- Athletic Trainer, AED Save Athlete After Collapse
by Jason Scott March 2016
Caleb Perkins, an athlete at Revere High School in Ohio, collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest during track practice on Friday afternoon. The combined quick thinking by a coach and athletic trainer, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) may have saved his life.
- Entire HS Football Staff Fired After Hazing Investigation
by Michaelle Bond, Mike Sielski, and Laura McCrystal March 2016
Officials of a Main Line school district said Thursday that they had removed the entire Conestoga High School football coaching staff, and that the head coach had resigned, after an internal investigation showed that players had routinely hazed teammates for years. "The locker rooms had an insufficient adult presence throughout the football season, creating an environment where hazing activities could occur," Tredyffrin/Easttown district officials said.
- 8-Foot Gator Prompts Park Closure
by Kimberly James March 2016
A portion of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be closed indefinitely for the safety of visitors and to protect visiting wildlife, National Park Service officials said Tuesday. The action follows the spotting of an alligator last week.
- Charges Re-Filed Against Officer in Heinz Field Case
by Matthew Santoni February 2016
Witnesses say Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich told a drunk teen outside Heinz Field: "I'm going to shove my boot so far up your (expletive), you'll taste my shoelaces."