December 2012 Blog Posts (21)

California ice rescue incident caught on video

When a man's out-of-control sled ride sent him into the icy waters of Jackson Lake outside Wrightwood, Calif., there was no shortage of people willing to try and pull him back to safety.

Lifesaving Resources advocates that NO ICE IS SAFE ICE and communities need to PLAN for, TRAIN for, and acquire the RESOURCES required to safely and effectively MANAGE incidents of this…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 31, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Passerby plunges into icy water to rescue motorist in Windsor

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A passing motorist jumped into frigid water Thursday evening to rescue a woman after her car slid, upside down, into an ice-covered pond in Windsor.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 28, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Boston Police Officer rescues drowning woman

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A Boston Police Officer is being hailed a hero after he jumped into the frigid cold water to rescue a drowning woman.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 24, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Shooting at New York house fire, killing two Firefighters and injuring two others

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Webster, NY - Four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire were shot Monday morning, two fatally, leading to a shootout between a suspect and police in suburban Rochester, N.Y., police said.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 24, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Questions raised by belly ring suction entrapment

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Recently, an unusual, non-fatal entrapment garnered press attention around the country.

The incident took place at the Greeley Family Funplex, a recreation center in Greeley, Colo. A 31-year-old woman was lounging on her abdomen in an approximately 6-inch-deep beach entry area of the pool when her belly ring became stuck in the large, unblockable drain…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 20, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments


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Added by First Intervention Ghana on December 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sunbather remains hospitalized after being run over by lifeguard.

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – The South Florida man run over by a lifeguard in a truck on Hollywood Beach remains hospitalized a day after the accident.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 19, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Off-duty firefighter rescues 2 from drowning in submerged vehicle

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"Off-Duty Fire District 3 Captain Drew Simpson was first on scene of a vehicle rollover in a ditch with water rising and running through the vehicle. He located and rescued two female occupants who were trapped in…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 18, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Nationwide Day to Pray and Mourn Our Loss in Newtown, CT

Mothers of Murdered Offspring in Charlotte, North Carolina is calling for a Nationwide Evening of Mourning for the 28 Victims of the Newtown, CT tragedy.

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 15, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Danger, Thin Ice Press Release

This press release may be duplicated and customized for use within your own communities. Lifesaving Resources, LLC is a private company dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management. The company develops Water Rescue and Ice Rescue training curriculums and conducts this training throughout North America for the Public Safety and Rescue, and the Lifeguard…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 15, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Prevention and Management of Torso Reflex

Torso Reflex, also known as Gasp Reflex , Inhalation Response, or Cold Water Shock, is caused by sudden immersion into water colder than 70 degrees F. Sudden immersion into cold water triggers an involuntary reflexive torso gasp that can cause the person to aspirate water into his/her airway and lungs, which can lead to laryngospasm, disorientation, panic, and the loss of any physical…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 15, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

East Hartford officials silent on student's drowning, but police sought arrest

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Nearly a year after 15-year-old Marcum Asiamah drowned during a swim class at East Hartford High School, town and school officials are refusing to answer questions about how he died or who – if anyone — was held accountable for the teenager's death.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 13, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Maine Responders Rescue Woman from Thin Ice

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A Mercer woman was listed in good condition in a Skowhegan hospital Tuesday after falling through the ice trying to rescue a dog.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 12, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Must some stores buy lifesaving defibrillators? Court will decide

How far does the duty to try to save a life go?  That philosophical question became a legal one on Tuesday as the California Supreme Court was asked to weigh in.

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In the Rhythm of Saving Lives…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 12, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments

Body of elderly woman recovered in vehicle that had submerged in Ward Creek.

The body of an elderly woman was recovered by emergency workers just before 6 PM Monday - roughly four and a half hours after a witness told police that a vehicle had crashed and submerged into Ward Creek near the Mall of Louisiana.

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Female body found in car submerged in Mississippi River

Moline police say a 28-year-old woman from East Moline was found dead inside a car that was pulled from the Mississippi River Monday morning.

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 11, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Digitech Undertakes $5M Baltimore EMS Contract

City expects to reap rewards of maximum collections efficiency  


Briarcliff Manor, NY – December 11, 2012  – Digitech Computer Inc. today announced that implementation of their agreement with Baltimore City Fire Department has been completed and that processing of medical transport claims by the firm has been successfully initiated.  Under the contract, Digitech will provide EMS billing services to Baltimore, and the…


Added by Digitech Computer on December 10, 2012 at 5:17pm — No Comments

2 men die when car overturns in pond

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The bodies of two men were found in a car that overturned and partially submerged in an Upstate pond, according to Greenville County Coroner Kent Dill.

We encourage our followers to read my article, "Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles.…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 7, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Safety Standards Vary for Child Swim Classes

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Four deaths in recent years lead to scrutiny.

Safety standards in children's swim classes vary throughout Connecticut, from the stringent requirements that direct state-licensed organizations to the more vague guidelines used in public schools, a Courant review has found.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 3, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

College soccer team player drowns in pool during workout.

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Officials in Northern Michigan University in Marquette are investigating student's drowning in school swimming pool.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on December 3, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

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