Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- High Schools Will Continue Sports Despite Flooding
by Rick Ryan July 2016
The three schools that were hardest-hit by recent flooding — Herbert Hoover, Richwood and Clay County — all say they intend to field their athletic teams when classes resume this fall.
- Marshall Pitches In for Flood Relief
by Chuck McGill June 2016
Marshall football players Chase Litton, Hyleck Foster, Ryan Yurachek and Ryan Bee stood inside a 53-foot equipment truck parked outside of Elkview Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. The sun was sweltering - it was nearly 90 degrees long after temperatures had peaked for the day - and sweat-soaked volunteers awaited on the truck's lift for supplies. Amongst those with waiting arms were Herd football coach Doc Holliday, who seldom left his post as he handed cases of water, mops, brooms and cleaning solution to be added to the donation piles outside of the church. At Holliday's side was MU athletic director Mike Hamrick, who had a special purpose for being in the flood-ravaged region.
- West Virginia Floods Damage HS Sports Facilities
by Derek Taylor June 2016
It didn't take long for the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to become involved in relief efforts following last week's flooding that devastated several communities in the central and southern regions of the state. "Shawn Krajeski from Clay County called me on Friday and said, Bill, we are in bad shape here. We lost everything,' SSAC communication, technology and event coordinator Bill Gillispie said Monday. "I thought, with my ability to put it out there we might be able to help out, but let's not just limit it to one school, Gillispie said.
- String of Drownings Impact Public Pools
by Jason Scott June 2016
Public pools around the country were dealing with drowning incidents over the past several days.
- Rays Plan Special Pride Night to Honor Shooting Victims
by USA TODAY June 2016
The Tampa Bay Rays are dedicating their annual Pride Night to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando.
- 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.
- 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.
- High School Wrestlers Charged with Rape
by Jason Scott February 2016
Four wrestlers from Norman North High School in Oklahoma have been charged with rape, stemming from a January incident that took place on a team bus.
- Social Media's Role in Crisis Management
by Vivian Marinelli February 2016
It is difficult these days to find someone not on some form of social media — especially during sports and entertainment events. The 2014 World Cup final holds the record for the most tweets per second with 9,667. The game took more than three hours to complete, accumulating more than 100 million tweets.
- Accidental Deaths Prompt New Navy Safety Rules
by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015
On April 24th, two Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Brett Allen Marihugh and 1st Class Seth Cody Lewis were found at the bottom of a combat training pool after attempting a breath-holding exercise. Both men perished. Marihugh and Lewis were conducting an off-hours workout at the pool by themselves.