Safety & Security: Emergency Response
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.
Fan 'Alert' After Falling Into Bullpen at Miller Park
by Michael Gaio June 2014
A Milwaukee Brewers fan was hospitalized Tuesday night after falling about 20 feet into the bullpen at Miller Park.
Red Cross Launches Campaign to Cut Drowning Rate in 50 Cities
by AB Staff May 2014
Source: Red Cross
Washington DC – May 20, 2014 - The American Red Cross today launched a new national campaign to reduce the drowning rate by 50 percent in 50 cities over the next three to five years.
Technology, Collaboration Key to Protecting Open-Access Events
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2014
No one anticipated — no one could have anticipated — what happened on that day," recalls Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. An avid runner with more than 40 marathons under his belt, including last year's Boston Marathon, Evans has been preparing harder for this year's Boston Marathon than any other race he's run. But unlike previous years, his morning runs with a member of the Boston Athletic Association aren't meant as training for his participation in the race; they are meant as preparation for his more daunting task of protecting the race.
NJ High Schools Preparing for New Safety Mandates
by Michael Gaio April 2014
New Jersey high schools will soon have new rules in place aimed at keeping student-athletes safer.
Flood Emergency Provides Lessons in Crisis Management
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein March 2014
As a gym owner or manager, there's one phone call, above all others, that you do not want at 1 a.m. — a call from your alarm company.
Navy Freshman Dies After Collapse at Football Practice
by Michael Gaio March 2014
Navy freshman football player Will McKamey died while in a coma Tuesday night, three days after he collapsed during a Midshipmen football practice. He was 19.