Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Playground Fire Causes $150K in Damage
by Debbie Truong June 2016
Matting from the playground is believed to have been used to start the fire that then spread to the surrounding equipment, said Thomas E. Kranz, assistant superintendent of support service at Richmond Public Schools.
- U.S. Gymnasts Focused on Competition, Not Zika
by Jeff Jacobs June 2016
Gabby Douglas stared down the Russians, the Romanians and the Chinese at the 2012 London Olympics. So while the world debates the Zika virus and whether it is wise to hold the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the two-time gold medalist sounded ready to stare down the mosquitoes, too.
- Mexican Soccer Star Overpowers Kidnappers
by Telegraph Herald June 2016
About 24 hours after he was kidnapped, Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido found himself alone with one of his captors and saw his chance. He wrestled away the man's pistol and his cellphone and dialed Mexico's emergency number. Within minutes, he was free. An official summary report of three calls to an emergency operator obtained by The Associated Press shows that the 25-year-old forward for Olympiakos in the Greek league threatened and beat his captor while on the phone, demanding to be told where they were.
- WHO Rejects Call to Postpone Rio Olympics
by Geir Moulson May 2016
The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus.
- NYPD-FDNY Charity Football Game Ends in Violence
by Larry Celona, Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding May 2016
This year's NYPD-FDNY charity football game turned into a bloody brawl when a cop viciously tackled a firefighter during the meaningless final minutes. The violent hit near the cops' sideline touched off two fights on the field at MCU Park on Coney Island, site of the 44th annual Fun City Bowl on Sunday.
- 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.
- 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.