Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- 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.
- As Irma Bears Down, Florida Schools Cancel Games
by Adam Lichtenstein September 2017
With powerful Category 5 Hurricane Irma tracking closer to Florida, the Palm Beach County public-school high school football schedule has been completely postponed. It was announced Tuesday afternoon that all Palm Beach County schools will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week, and the Post also has learned that all public-school, after-school activities have been postponed or canceled for the week starting this afternoon.
- Fire Destroys Sports Complex, Lightning Suspected
by Tremayne Hogue September 2017
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed the Englewood Indoor Soccer Complex on Tuesday morning. The fire burned for hours before it was discovered, officials said.
- 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.
- Atlanta Fire: Player Who Died Had Abnormal Heart Artery
by Ellen Eldridge August 2017
A 16-year-old who collapsed and died during soccer practice Saturday had an abnormal artery in his heart, officials with Atlanta Fire United Soccer Club said Wednesday.
- Teen Dies After Collapsing During Soccer Practice
by Ellen Eldridge July 2017
A 16-year-old died Saturday after collapsing during soccer practice with Atlanta Fire United, a coach said.
- 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.
- Treadmill Fire Closes LA Fitness in St. Petersburg
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
A treadmill fire at an LA Fitness St. Petersburg location resulted in minor fire and water damage, causing the facility to close for several days.
- Emergency Message at Braves Game a False Alarm
by Jason Scott May 2017
Just a day after a suicide bomber attacked an arena in Manchester, England, fans at an Atlanta Braves game were left shaken by what is being called a false alarm.