Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Athletic Trainer Assembles Triage Kits for High School
by Lisa Knodel, Dayton Daily News July 2014
Athletic trainers played an important role last year in treating the injured during the Boston Marathon bombing. They are there to prevent or treat injuries when an athlete gets hurt on the field or when school nurses or medical crews aren't available.
Military Base Sports Venue Undergoes Security Exercise
by FORT MEADE PAO Correspondent July 2014
It took just seconds for "armed terrorists" to storm Murphy Field House and take control of the facility and the dozens of patrons inside. But through partnerships with a plethora of local emergency services and law enforcement agencies, the installation defused the staged hostage-taking scenario on June 17. The "crisis" was part of the garrison's annual full-scale training exercise, which tests Fort George G. Meade's response force in the event of a real-life attack.
Details Emerge Regarding Lightning Strike at Crew Game
by Lori Kurtzman, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014
He had just finished, of all things, a charity soccer game to raise money for fallen or injured police officers and firefighters. Stu Tudor, a 54-year-old Columbus fire lieutenant with more than two decades in the division, headed into the parking lot at Crew Stadium on Saturday night. Some think he was getting ready to leave. He paused at a portable toilet, and that's where time, nature and misfortune collided in the most unthinkable of ways.
Lightning Strikes Fan, Columbus Crew Postpone Game
by Adam Jardy, The Columbus Dispatch June 2014
An off-duty Columbus fire lieutenant was in critical condition after being struck by lightning in the parking lot of Crew Stadium before last night's scheduled game against FC Dallas.
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 Super User 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 and 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.