Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Spontaneous Combustion of Oily Rags Causes HS Court Fire
by AB Editors August 2014
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted by Hardwood Floors, AB's sister publication.
The start of school for a number of high school students in Green Bay, Wis., will be delayed until mid-September due to smoke damage from a fire that started after rags used to clean up a refinishing job spontaneously combusted in the middle of the night.
Athletic Trainer Revives Prep Football Player at Practice
by Lonnie Schwindenhammer, GateHouse News Service August 2014
Less than an hour into the 8 a.m. workout, Dalton Heathcoat requested and was given permission to use the restroom. Minutes later a coach found him, face down on the floor and with only a faint pulse and respirations.
School Hopes Cardiac Screenings Prevent Another Death
by Rachel McGrath Special to The Star August 2014
Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village has partnered with UCLA Health in Thousand Oaks to offer discounted health physicals and cardiac screenings for students in an effort to ensure athletes do not have undiagnosed heart problems.
Florida High Court to Hear Case of Player's Workout Death
by Iliana Limon Romero Orlando Sentinel August 2014
The family of former Lely High School football player Ereck Plancher may still be able to collect millions in damages directly from the school’s athletic department.
Lessons from Our Club’s Response to an Onsite Fatality
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein August 2014
Please read this column.
Three Shocked by Electric Current, Philly Pool Shut Down
by Rexford Sheild August 2014
Experiencing weather between 70 and 80 degrees on Friday, some Philadelphia residents were not able to enjoy one city-owned pool. Three children were reportedly shocked by an electrical current running through the water, prompting O'Connor Pool to be shut down temporarily.
Death of Prep Field Hockey Player Shocks Community
by SHEPHERD, MICHAEL August 2014
The Winthrop High School student, a standout field hockey player, died early Saturday after collapsing Friday because of a pulmonary embolism, her mother, Kimberly, wrote on Facebook.
Pool Fumes Hospitalize 22 Near Montreal
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Fumes coming from a public pool just outside of Montreal sent 22 people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.