November 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Lawsuits needed to reduce submerged vehicle drowning deaths.

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One area where the automobile industry continues to fall woefully short is in its attention to submerged vehicle deaths. While safety improvements have been made regarding safety belts, rollover accidents, tires, and air bags, little has been done to increase the likelihood of surviving a crash into water.

Note:  We also…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 30, 2012 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Cases Soar in City after Hurricane Sandy.

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The number of cold-exposure cases in New York City tripled in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck compared with the same period in previous years, the health department reported in an alert to thousands…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 29, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Maine firefighters saving more cardiac arrest victims

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Improvements in technique and technology are helping Portland's emergency medica personnel rescue significantly more heart attack victims by increasing the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, that they provide.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Update: Family drowns while trying to save dog.

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Howard Kuljian and his wife Mary Scott were both found dead. The search has since ended for their son Gregory, 16.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 28, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Lifeguard saves life in gym shortly after pumping iron

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IN the eyes of Stewart Chew and his family, Thornlie resident Ben Vale couldn’t have timed his water break any better.

Ben was in the middle of a workout at Striker Indoor Sports and Fitness in Leeming when he stopped to fill up his water bottle and noticed a crowd had gathered around a man who had collapsed after a…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 27, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Coast Guard ends search for California family swept to sea while trying to save dog

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The Coast Guard called off its search Monday for a teenager who was swept to sea with his parents in northern California over the weekend while trying to rescue the family dog, saying it's not likely the 16-year-old could have survived the cold waters.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 27, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

New York rafting guide pleads guilty in drowning

Associated Press Article

An Adirondack whitewater guide pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide and two other charges following the September 27 drowning of a client....

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 27, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

School removes Physical Education swim curriculum after drowning incident.

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Manchester (Conn.) High School's pool has been shut down and its physical education swimming unit removed indefinitely, following the Nov. 21 drowning of a freshman boy.…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 27, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

School removes Physical Education swim curriculum after drowning incident

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Manchester, Connecticut High School's pool has been shut down and its physical education swimming unit removed indefinitely, following the November 21 drowning of a freshman boy.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 27, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Search and rescue death inquest brings 9 recommendations

A jury has issued nine recommendations after an inquest into the death of B.C. search and rescue volunteer Sheilah Sweatman during a recovery mission.Search and rescue death inquest article & recommendations

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 26, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

1 person drowns in northwestern Minnesota after car goes off road and into water

Associated Press article

One person is dead in northwestern Minnesota after a vehicle went off the roadway and into open water.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 26, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Trapped in freezing water, woman 'lucky' to be alive

Two firefighters rescue woman after she drove into Lake Hopatcong.

All Lifesaving Resources' Public Safety and Rescue training programs, including our Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue training curriculums, contain information on the subject of "Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles".  We even try to include this information within our Lifeguard and Aquatics Safety training programs and will be doing so during upcoming training being conducted for the Ohio Health…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 24, 2012 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Drowning at Manchester High School

Drowning at Manchester High School

14-year-old freshman male drowned after being found unresponsive in High School pool.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 23, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Breaking through: harrowing horse rescue a reminder of need for ice safety.

Lifesaving Resources advocates that NO ICE IS SAFE ICE.  First Responders need to be appropriately trained and equipped to respond to ice rescue incidents on and through the ice.  And, approximately 75% of the incidents are triggered as a result of an animal falling through the ice, and good samaritans who then attempt to rescue the animal.

Please see our list of Ice Rescue Training Programs, including our annual INTERNATIONAL ICE RESCUE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER ACADEMY, to be…

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 23, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Volunteer Opportunities In GHANA with First Intervention Ghana

Volunteer in Ghana with First Intervention Ghana....

* medicine,

*care,

*teach basic first aid for drivers

*road safety education,

* agriculture, research work

*computer education

* teaching, healthcare

* orphanage assisting

* engineering,

* rural school/clinic painting

* music, drumming and dancing

* remote area medical mission

* pharmacy, hospital/clinic assisting,

* emergency and…

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Added by First Intervention Ghana on November 17, 2012 at 3:41am — No Comments

Two new articles on submerged vehicle incidents were posted on the Lifesaving Resources' website today.

We encourage our readers to review my article on this subject, "Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles" and to share this information with others in order to prevent these needless, preventable, and tragic incidents.Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 15, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

New drowning/aquatic injury case study posted on Lifesaving Resources' website.

13-year-old girl experiences non-fatal near-drowning incident during required physical education class. Warren v. City of East Orange, NJ.Warren v. East Orange Case Study

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on November 13, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

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