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CPR and AED Awareness Week: How Proper Training Saves Lives

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Jun 4, 2015 3:28:29 PM

On December 6, 2007, Congress passed a bill that designated the first week in June as “National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Week.” This designation is intended to promote the necessity of CPR and AED training and to reduce death from sudden cardiac arrest.

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Topics: training, Awareness, Certification, CPR & AED, education, First Responder, response

National CPR and AED Awareness Week

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Jun 1, 2015 3:13:41 PM

The first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. This week is designed to bring attention to the importance of CPR and AED training.

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Topics: training, Awareness, Certification, CPR & AED, education, First Responder, response

One Boston Day: Heroic Actions of First Responders to Marathon Bombing

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Apr 15, 2015 9:45:03 AM

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and a new annual Boston tradition declared by Mayor Marty Walsh as “One Boston Day.” It provides us with the opportunity to remember all the victims and survivors of the horrible tragedy that took place on Marathon Monday in Boston, Massachusetts. It also offers the opportunity to reflect upon the bravery demonstrated by the fearless first responders who arrived on the scene that day.

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Topics: Safety, Boston, Boston Marathon, EMS, Fire, First Responder, response

Drones: How New Technology is Helping Fire Fighters

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Apr 14, 2015 11:52:35 AM

As wildfires increase in frequency and intensity, fire fighters are utilizing all available technology to combat these dangerous infernos and keep their crews safe.

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Topics: Safety, technology, drones, Fire, First Responder, response

Spring Forward and Review Important Safety Reminders

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Mar 5, 2015 3:14:14 PM

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2AM on Sunday, March 8.

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Topics: spring, daylight saving time, EMS, Fire, First Responder, response, safety

National Preparedness Month: Start Your Emergency Planning Today

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Sep 19, 2014 2:24:50 PM

September is National Preparedness Month, and with it comes the reminder to plan ahead for the chance of hazards and disasters in our everyday lives. Although these occurrences are unlikely for many of us, it is important to prepare for emergencies that can affect our families, homes, and communities.

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Topics: Safety, Emergency Care, EMS, Fire, First Responder, preparedness, response

Spring Forward and Review Important Safety Reminders

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Mar 7, 2014 10:57:46 AM

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2AM on Sunday, March 9.

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Topics: Safety, spring, daylight saving time, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, response

Good Samaritans and Public Safety Professionals Save Infant

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Feb 21, 2014 10:32:53 AM

A team of Good Samaritans and public safety professionals saved the life of a 5-month-old boy yesterday by performing CPR on a busy Miami highway. Pamela Rauseo realized something was wrong with her nephew, Sebastian de la Cruz, and immediately pulled her car to the left side of the highway. After taking him out of his car seat and realizing that he was not responding, Rauseo "tried to call 911, but I was just so nervous my hands wouldn't function." Fortunately, after screaming for help, a handful of people (also stuck in traffic) stopped to help. After a Good Samaritan performed CPR, the infant began breathing again on his own. He stopped breathing once more before being taken in an ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital. According to Rauseo, Sebastian de la Cruz is in critical condition today, but is expected to survive.

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Topics: Public Safety, Safety, training, Certification, CPR & AED, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, good samaritan, pediatrics, response

Putting Google Glass to Work for Public Safety Professionals

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Feb 12, 2014 10:38:02 AM

A North Carolina fire fighter has developed an app for Google Glass that he hopes will enable first responders to save time during an emergency. As a "Google Explorer," Patrick Jackson is a member of Google's Glass Explorer Program, which allows him to test the wearable technology before it goes to market. Right now, his app is geared towards assisting fire fighters in the field by displaying important information hands-free at the fire fighter's command. Relevant and timely information may include: dispatch data, location of emergency, nearest fire hydrants, etc.

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Topics: google, Public Safety, Safety, technology, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, response

An Uplifting Reminder for the New Year

Posted by Jessica Carmichael on Dec 30, 2013 4:03:25 PM

As we venture into a new year this week, we thought this news story from Boston, Massachusetts, was only fitting to share.

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Topics: Public Safety, Safety, training, EMS, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire, First Responder, new year, response

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