Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Precautions Probably Saved S.C. State Player's Life
by Steve Wiseman December 2017
Wake County paramedics Greg Rodevick and Rich Eldridge ran across the PNC Arena basketball court Dec. 2, heading toward N.C. State guard Markell Johnson and his apparent knee injury.
- Fires Force Rams to Relocate Practice
by Martin Frank December 2017
The wildfires that have been burning around the Los Angeles area have already affected the Rams heading into their game Sunday against the Eagles.
- LA Fitness Location Closed Due to Flooding
by Courtney Cameron December 2017
An LA Fitness in Portland, Ore., has been closed indefinitely due to flooding from a burst private water line. The three-story club saw flooding and damages to the street-level lobby, locker rooms and children’s center, as well as to a below-ground cardio fitness space.
- Gym Members Evacuated During Carbon Monoxide Scare
by Courtney Cameron November 2017
Emergency responders were called to a South Asheville, N.C., strip mall around 9 p.m. Monday after multiple detectors sounded an alarm warning of high carbon monoxide levels.
- Platform Collapse at Parkour Gym Injures 21 Kids
by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. November 2017
San Diego’s Vault PK is usually packed with bouncing and flipping children on Saturday evenings, when it hosts a “kids’ night out” for budding athletes ages 5 to 14.
- Locker Room Fumes Reportedly Sicken HS Athletes
by Jason Scott October 2017
An ozone machine used to prevent mold and purify air is being blamed for creating fumes that overcame more than a dozen high school football players in a locker room Friday night.
- School Districts Grapple with Financial Impact of Irma
by Adam Fisher and Seth Soffian October 2017
The high school football season slowly is getting back on track after Hurricane Irma, but not all is back to normal. As the damage is repaired and makeup games are scheduled, athletic directors now must deal with the long-term financial effects...
- HS Band Members Sickened by Heat at Event
by Joseph Dits September 2017
As hundreds of marching band students converged at Penn High School for the annual Carnival of the Bands, organizers took extra precautions for Saturday's sweltering temperatures in the 90s.
- Irma Threatens NFL, College Games
by Andy Berg September 2017
College and professional football teams in Florida and along the East Coast are likely flipping between opponents’ game footage and the Weather Channel. While her forecasted path is still uncertain, Hurricane Irma — now a Category 5 storm swirling in the Atlantic — has much of the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida north to the Carolinas, on notice.
- Lineman Dies After Conditioning Drills at Kent State
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
In an official statement Tuesday evening, Kent State University confirmed the death of incoming freshman Tyler Heintz, who arrived on campus earlier in the week as a member of the football team’s recruiting class.