Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Four Killed In Texas College Softball Bus Crash
by Michael Gaio September 2014
Four collegiate softball players died Friday when an 18-wheel semi truck collided head-on with their team bus. The bus was carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College and was being driven by the team's head coach when the semi crossed the median and hit the bus near Davis, Oklahoma.
How to Control the Story Following a Club Member Death
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein September 2014
In May, one of our members — Scott — was found unconscious in our pool. Our staff attempted to revive him using CPR and our AED, but despite our best efforts and those of EMTs who had arrived by ambulance, Scott was pronounced dead at the hospital a short while later.
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.
Lessons from Our Club’s Response to an Onsite Fatality
by Rob Bishop & 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.
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.
How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure
by Paul Steinbach June 2014
Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.
Best Practices Guide Will Define How To Improve High School Security
by Dennis Van Milligen June 2014
The numbers don't lie. More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.