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Mother, child with cerebral palsy kicked out of pool for wearing water wings

Started Jul 17, 2012 0 Replies

Pittsburgh - A mother is upset after she and her son were kicked out of a local pool because he was wearing water wings on his arms.  Please see entire article, along with comments from Lifesaving…Continue

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Cardiac arrest survival improving in U.S. hospitals: study

Started Jul 17, 2012 0 Replies

ArticleTherapeautic hypothermia needs to be considered for use as…Continue

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Study: Hypothermia Therapy improves survival, protects brain after cardiac arrest

Started Jan 13, 2012 0 Replies

We need to be encouraging the medical community to research hypothermia therapy for submersion incidents.  Please see the story we just posted on our website on this subject at:  …Continue

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Emily Device makes waves with first rescue in Oregon

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:19am 0 Comments

A life-saving device named after Malibu's Emily Shane made its first rescue this weekend in Oregon.

The EMergency Integrated Lifesaving LanYard—or EMILY—is a 25-pound, remote-controlled robot fashioned much like a baby jet ski, which was adopted by the Depoe Bay Fire Department last year.

According to Depoe Fire Chief Josh Williams, the device was instrumental in the rescue of a father and son at the Otter Rock surfing area in Oregon Sunday afternoon.

"We are pleased…

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Low Water Crossings: The Hidden Danger

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 7:50pm 0 Comments

Nearly half of all flood related deaths occur in vehicles. Most of these deaths take place when people drive into flooded highway dips or low drainage areas.

A low-water crossing is where a road, without a bridge, dips across a normally dry creek bed or drainage area. Motorists who attempt to cross these flooded low-water crossings are putting themselves, their vehicles, and any other occupants of their vehicles at deadly risk.…

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New Pennsylvania Law aims to discourage driving during floods

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

A law signed by Gov. Corbett last week allows a fine of $250 to $500 for a violation, two points on the offender's driver's license, and the cost of any rescue by first responders. The law, which drew unanimous support in the state House and Senate, takes effect in September.

 

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