Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Pool Chemical Pump Failure Sickens 31 YMCA Campers
by Tim Prudente July 2014
Six children remained hospitalized Wednesday night after campers and counselors were exposed to dangerous concentrations of pool chemicals at an Edgewater summer camp, a camp spokeswoman said.
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.
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.
Blog: Every Athlete Deserves a Certified Athletic Trainer
by Mike Hopper, Guest Contributor March 2014
Youth sports injuries seem to continue to pile up. Unfortunately so do the fatalities. In recent years, we’ve heard about many football players who have died after suffering brain trauma. We’ve heard reports of athletes who have died of sudden cardiac death. And we’ve heard of athletes dying of heat illnesses such as exertional heat stroke or sickle cell anemia. In response to that, there have been significant regulations in the way of law or league policies for these various cases.
Proposed Law Sets Cardiac Arrest Prevention Protocols
by Michael Gaio March 2014
More than 2,000 teenagers die from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year, according to the Connecticut Post. And now the state of Connecticut is trying to do its part to limit that number, particularly in high school student-athletes.