Mom saves choking daughter using technique she’d just learned in CPR class

“We could not have asked for a better outcome,” the sheriff said.A Florida mom saved her 14-month-old daughter’s life thanks to the skills she learned during a CPR class hosted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.Back in January, the sheriff’s office hosted the class for family members of sheriff’s office employees.Sarah Herrera, who’s[..]

Every Second Counts – Emergency Preparedness

  “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” calls all of us to be aware of fire safety measures in the home. According to the NFPA, “the synthetic fibers used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, all contribute to an increased rate at which fire burns.” There are a variety[..]

It’s still safe to perform CPR during the pandemic, study says

Is it safe to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to try to save his life? Or are you risking being infected with the novel coronavirus or giving it to a dying man? There’s an answer: It’s strongly encouraged that people perform CPR or chest compressions on others during the global pandemic, according to a report published by a group of Seattle emergency room physicians[..]

Mother credits CPR class for saving son’s life

A Bloomington mother’s mission is to encourage all parents to know CPR 3-year-old Becket Neeely loves dinosaurs and has endless energy. In the fall of 2017, his family was visiting friends in Chicago. In a moment of miscommunication, Sarah and her husband thought the other had an eye on Becket. “I didn’t know where my son was and there he was at the bottom of the pool,” Neeley said.[..]

Friends encourage folks to learn CPR after saving a life

A fun camping trip took a dangerous turn last weekend. But thanks to the help of a Bedford County dispatcher, a group of friends were able to save a man’s life using CPR. “I was terrified, just holding your friend in your hands, and there’s nothing there, just a vessel,” Joshua Martin said. He tried his best to stay calm when he found his friend, Josh George, unconscious last weekend.[..]

A life saved at the drive-through…

A Taco Bell employee in Tennessee is being hailed a hero for saving a man’s life after he passed out in the drive-thru. Sonja Nixon Frazier, the night shift manager at a Taco Bell restaurant in Clarksville, doesn’t usually work during the day. But on August 12, in a fortunate turn of events, she happened to be on duty when she and two coworkers noticed a car driving in the wrong[..]

National Preparedness Month – Make A Plan

Make A PlanMake a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family,[..]

National Preparedness Month – Building an Emergency Kit

Build A KitAfter an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items[..]

National Preparedness Month – Home Fires

Home FiresIn just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes a residence can be engulfed in flames. Learn About FiresFire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames. Fire is HOT! Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in[..]

National Preparedness Month – Wildfires

“Have a 5-minute plan. Have a 2-minute plan.” Charles evacuated during the Camp Fire last year, taking little more than his family and a few critical belongings with him. With wildfire conditions still affecting multiple states today, Be Ready by making your plan. Wildfires can ruin homes and cause injuries or death to people and animals. A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in[..]