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  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

    07/08/2010 7:22:03 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 42 replies
    The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!”...
  • Iraqi Police learn Combat Lifesaving

    06/18/2010 8:33:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 147+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Melissa Shaw, USA
    BAGHDAD –Throughout June, U.S. Soldiers with the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been teaching Army Combat Lifesaver (CLS) skills to members of Iraq's Federal Police here at the Iraqi capital's Camp Prosperity.Army Staff Sgt. Douglas Whitney, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs members of the Iraqi Federal Police during a Combat Life Saver certification course at Baghdad’s Camp Prosperity, June 9, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Melissa Shaw.A CLS is a non-medic with moderate emergency medical training who is able to provide aid at the scene of an injury. Although intended for use in combat, these skills may...
  • Stranded woman unable to find life-saving medication

    04/20/2010 8:43:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 1,185+ views
    cnn ^ | 4/20/10 | Simon Hooper
    London, England (CNN) -- A woman stuck in the United Kingdom because of the ash cloud and unable to secure medication for a life-threatening condition has called on the U.S. government to take urgent action to help stranded Americans return home. Danielle McCarthy has been stranded in London since Thursday when she was due to fly home to New York after attending a sales conference. But McCarthy's situation is complicated by the fact she needs to take a synthetic thyroid hormone, Synthroid, daily as a result of having her thyroid removed because of cancer.
  • Veteran troops pass lifesaving skills to Iraqis

    04/05/2010 4:34:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 105+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. Samantha Beuterbaugh, USA
    BAGHDAD – U.S. Soldiers here gave Iraqi Army students a chance to apply their new combat lifesaver skills during a demonstration at Contingency Operating Location Constitution, March 31. The IA Soldiers engaged in the event as a culmination of their five-day combat lifesaver course administered by Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. "Combat lifesaver is a basic skill that is stressed upon enlisted Soldiers," said Pfc. Derek Miller, a combat medic with HHC. "I know when we went to basic, it consumed a majority of [basic combat...
  • Face of Defense: NCO Pays it Forward on Lifesaving

    01/20/2010 3:37:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Lindsey Bradford, USA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 20, 2010 – After an improvised explosive device ripped through his vehicle, Army Staff Sgt. James Rivera needed medical attention and quick. It was 1st Sgt. Joshua Pentz who saved his life that day in Afghanistan in 2004, by getting him out, using his combat lifesaver skills and calling for a medevac. Army Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. awards Army Staff Sgt. James Rivera, the Victory Base Complex convoy support team noncommissioned officer in charge, the Soldier's Medal at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Dec. 22, 2009. Rivera jumped into a lake to rescue the...
  • U.S. Forces Teach Afghan Police Life-saving Skills

    01/06/2010 4:01:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 179+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Nathan Gallahan, USAF
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2010 – More than 40 Afghan National Police officers are learning skills to save the lives of those wounded in the line of duty. The knowledge comes in the form of self aid and buddy care training conducted by U.S. forces who have been living and working with and mentoring the Afghans since arriving here more than two months ago. "This training is very important because we're learning modern medical techniques," said Afghan National Police 2nd Lt. Homayoun Nabard, a police district commander in the Sar Howzah district here. The training is conducted a couple...
  • Face of Defense: Legal Officer Uses Life-saving Training

    12/10/2009 4:15:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 235+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2009 – The increase of troops into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility also is increasing the nontraditional roles filled by airmen in combat, a product of the Air Force's "all in" philosophy. Air Force Capt. Maureen Wood, right, stands with fellow legal officer Air Force Capt. Jaime Espinosa prior to a mission in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Capt. Maureen Wood, a legal officer deployed with Multinational Force Iraq’s Joint Task Force 134, recently found herself in one of those situations that was anything but "traditional." She...
  • Reconstruction project shifts to lifesaving mission

    10/15/2009 5:19:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 261+ views
    10/15/2009 - FORT GORDON, Ga. (AFNS) -- An ordinary day for the Kapisa/Parwan Provincial Reconstruction team in Afghanistan became an unforgettable opportunity for an Airman from here to help save children's lives. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Okeefe, a 338th Training Squadron Det. 1 satellite, wideband and telemetry systems instructor at Fort Gordon, recently returned from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan where he served as the chief communications officer for the Kapisa/Parwan PRT based out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. "Each PRT is assigned to one of the 26 provinces in Afghanistan," Sergeant Okeefe said. "The mission of each team is to make...
  • 40 Days For Life

    10/10/2009 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 220+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | October 10, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    About the power and witnessing of prayer in action to save the lives pre-born babies as well as help the mothers out. We’re about half way through the Catholic Church’s “40 Days For Life” event. Around the world people are praying and fasting for the unborn children and their mothers. It’s important to know this 40 days program is a peaceful time of prayer. No mothers are confronted, only reminded by the presence of people like you see here in downtown Hartford that these mothers do indeed have a choice.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Wilford Hall doctors perform lifesaving procedure on newborn

    03/13/2009 5:40:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 650+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Josie Kemp, USAF
    3/12/2009 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- A medical team at Wilford Hall Medical Center here recently performed a lifesaving procedure on a newborn infant that is unique to Air Force medicine. Alexander Gardner, son of Natascha Gardner and Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Gardner of the 23rd Armored Calvary Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, was born Feb. 27 with a large tumor growing on his neck under his chin. Doctors at Fort Hood, Texas, found the tumor just days before the delivery and transported the family to Wilford Hall for treatment. This large tumor was blocking the baby's...
  • Lifesaving Airman, patient meet for first time

    11/24/2008 1:48:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 347+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Gustavo Gonzalez, USAF
    11/24/2008 - KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) -- A local South Korean woman and the Kunsan Air Base Airman whose blood donation saved her life met for the first time when she visited here Nov. 21. Airman Tamarias Pope of the 8th Security Forces Squadron met up with 22-year-old You Jin Pak, allowing the 19-year-old Airman to put a face to the person his lifesaving donation reached. "Meeting her was a really good experience," Airman Pope said. "Most people that give blood don't really get to meet the person that they saved. She looked healthy. She looked happy. That...
  • Balad Airmen teach contractors lifesaving skills

    03/13/2008 5:43:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 1st Lt. Lisa Spilinek, USAF
    3/13/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- When it comes to rescuing someone trapped in a vehicle, using the "jaws of life" can mean the difference between life and death -- but only if the tool is used properly. Members of the Balad Air Base Fire Department recently led refresher training sessions for U.S. government contracted personnel who routinely recover military vehicles throughout Iraq on how to use potentially lifesaving hydraulic tools. Seventeen senior mechanic contractors who work for KBR Theater Transportation Mission Recovery, the lead contractor for vehicle recovery, attended the class. Most had worked as vehicle operators...
  • Soldiers Teach Iraqi National Police Combat Lifesaving Skills

    03/07/2008 3:25:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 144+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Grant Okubo, USA
    FOB RUSTAMIYAH — In continuing efforts to increase proficiency, self-sufficiency and survivability of Iraqi security forces, National Police Transition Team (NPTT) Soldiers conducted a Combat Life Savers Course (CLSC) for Iraqi National Police (NP) officers Feb. 25-27, at Combat Outpost 799. NPTT Soldiers for 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st National Police Division, who are attached to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, conducted the course for policemen from the NP’s 2nd Bn., 4th Bde. The CLSC encompassed teaching NPs self aid and buddy aid, including administering an IV, proper procedures in treating a penetrating...
  • U.S. Army Doctors Begin Lifesaving Procedures on 8-Month-Old Iraqi Baby

    02/26/2008 4:44:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 323+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, USA
    Zainab Najy holds her daughter, Noor, at the Forward Operating Base Delta medical facility before the infant had a procedure to rectify her prolapsed rectum. The 8-month-old was born with eight inches of her rectum outside of her body and with bladder exstrophy. Noor received the first of three treatments to repair her rectum, Feb. 8. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles, Multi-National Division-Central. FOB DELTA — U.S. military doctors recently began the process of treating a potentially life-threatening condition for Noor, an 8-month-old Iraqi baby girl. Doctors from the 948th Forward Surgical Team (FST), from Shelbyville, Ind., performed...
  • Eating Your Greens Could Prove Life-saving If A Heart Attack Strikes

    11/14/2007 3:05:32 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 106+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-14-2007 | Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
    Eating Your Greens Could Prove Life-saving If A Heart Attack Strikes The chemical nitrite, found in many vegetables such as these leafy spring greens, could be the secret ingredient in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. (Credit: iStockphoto/Robert Cocquyt) ScienceDaily (Nov. 14, 2007) — A diet rich in leafy vegetables may minimize the tissue damage caused by heart attacks, according to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings suggest that the chemical nitrite, found in many vegetables, could be the secret ingredient in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. "Recent studies show that administering nitrite to animals, either...
  • Wonder dog is all goldenWoman claims pet pooch gave her the Heimlich

    03/28/2007 8:46:44 AM PDT · by girlangler · 14 replies · 269+ views
    The Cecil Whig ^ | 3/28/07 | By Scott Goss
    A Calvert woman claims her 2-year-old golden retriever saved her life Friday by giving her the canine version of the Heimlich maneuver. “The doctor said I probably wouldn’t be here without Toby,” said Debbie Parkhurst, 45, a jewelry artist who lives near Rising Sun High School with her husband, Kevin, and their two dogs. “I keep looking at him and saying ‘You’re amazing.’” Parkhurst said she was home alone with the dogs Friday afternoon when she decided to snack on an apple. Suddenly, she said, a chunk of the fruit became wedged in her windpipe. “It was lodged pretty tight...
  • State’s 1st breast milk ‘depot’ opens

    09/24/2006 3:38:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies · 2,289+ views
    FortWayne.com (Journal Gazette) ^ | Sep. 24, 2006 | Assoicated Press
    BLOOMINGTON – The first of several breast milk collection sites has opened as part of a state plan intended in part to benefit ill and premature infants. State health commissioner Judy Monroe attended Friday’s opening of Indiana’s first “breast milk depot” at a Women, Infants and Children office in Bloomington. She said similar depots will open next year at three other WIC offices in Indiana. Women visiting such depots can donate pumped breast milk that will be given to Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank in Indianapolis, one of 10 such banks in the United States. The bank provides screened, pasteurized breast...
  • Medical soldiers performed life-saving skills while in Iraq

    06/27/2006 6:16:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 312+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Two medical soldiers from this southern Arizona Army post returned home after performing their life-saving skills in Iraq. Capt. Douglas Simmons used his nursing skills at the 228th Combat Support Hospital in Mosul. Staff Sgt. Robert Hatch was called upon to teach combat first aid to members of the Iraqi police force. Monday, the two Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Health Center soldiers were part of 22 post GIs who were honored with a welcome home ceremony at the gazebo area of Brown Parade Field. Unlike many soldiers who deploy as part of a unit, some of...
  • Florida Guard Assists in Afghan Kids' Lifesaving Treatment

    05/03/2006 5:32:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 194+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 3, 2006 – Two Afghan children are receiving lifesaving treatment in the United States, thanks in part to the efforts of members of the Florida Army National Guard serving in Afghanistan. (Left to right) Florida Army National Guard Brig. Gen. John M. Perryman; Ahsan Sarwari and his son, 8-year-old Tamin Sawari; Ainuddin Kofi and his son, 2-year-old Azad Kofi; translator Abdul Matin; and Florida Army National Guard Lt. Col. Tom LaFountain pose for a photo at Camp Phoenix, near Kabul, Afghanistan, before the journey to the states for the children's medical treatment. Photo by Lt. Col....
  • 4th ID trains Iraqi soldiers on GPS, combat lifesaving

    04/10/2006 5:46:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 390+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    BAQUBAH, Iraq (Army News Service, April 10, 2006) – Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division are helping train Iraqi soldiers on how to use the Global Positioning System and how to save the lives of wounded buddies. Global positioning system The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is training the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, on how to use the GPS. Through GPS technology, Soldiers use satellites to locate and navigate to predetermined positions. Sgt. Justin Buck of the 3rd BCT, 4th ID, is in charge of the GPS training, which he does with the help of...
  • Iraqi soldiers hone lifesaving medical skills in Al Anbar Province

    03/22/2006 10:09:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin
    CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (March 21, 2006) -- Tucked neatly inside the Marines’ base here is an Iraqi Army camp, where Iraqi soldiers are training day and night to learn the skills they’ll need to eventually relieve Coalition Forces of security operations in Iraq. The Iraqi soldiers here – part of the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division – have spent months learning everything from basic marksmanship to administration and now, medical evacuation and treatment. Most recently, the soldiers here received arguably some of the most crucial training they’ll need to survive in western Al Anbar Province – how to...
  • Saved by 'sand' poured into the wounds

    03/17/2006 10:13:55 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 45 replies · 1,931+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 16 March 2006 | Jessica Marshall
    DETECTIVE Danny Johnson was on patrol outside Tampa, Florida, when a report came through of a possible shooting in a junkyard three blocks away. Arriving on the scene, he found an elderly man sitting on a tractor, with a large hole in his leg that was bleeding profusely. Realising it would be some time before the ambulance arrived, Johnson opened a packet of sand-like material and poured it into the wound. Within seconds the bleeding had practically stopped, and the man survived. "The medic told me that had I not put the substance in there, the guy would probably have...
  • Protesters' a help, not a hindrance (Abortion Clinic: Mom changes mind, baby lives!)

    03/15/2006 11:43:21 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies · 320+ views
    South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 14 2006 | Natasha Murdock
    U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks will soon rule on an injunction against a buffer zone ordinance. Why? "Protesters" want to present their message outside a local abortion center. Awhile ago, I came to Presidential Abortion Center with my boyfriend. We stopped at the driveway when we saw two individuals offering literature. One spoke to my boyfriend regarding our needs and why we came. The other showed me a sonogram of a young baby/fetus from a hand-held DVD player. My tears flowed as I saw and realized what was growing inside me. My boyfriend and I decided against the abortion and...
  • Hospital lab provides life-saving products, procedures

    03/01/2006 4:42:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Airman 1st Class Jason Ridder
    3/1/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- The Air Force Theater Hospital here can do amazing things every day and is able to save lives through the hard work and dedication of the entire staff. But many of the life-saving procedures they perform would not be possible without the information and blood products the laboratory provides. “We can usually hear the helicopters coming in with someone injured,” said Capt. Donna Fox, officer in charge of the lab. “As soon as they arrive we take three samples of their blood and perform a different test on each.” The first test...
  • NATO Troops in Iraq Learn Lifesaving Techniques

    02/11/2006 1:57:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 178+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Capt. James Lowe
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 10, 2006 – NATO soldiers assigned to the Iraqi Military Academy of Rustamiyah here trained with the U.S. 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 506th Regimental Combat Team, this week on Eagle First Responder lifesaving techniques. Soldiers and officers from Great Britain, Romania, Hungary and Poland participated in the life-saving courses during the "train-the-trainer" classes. After completing the course, they will be able to, in turn, train and certify their soldiers in Eagle First Responder skills. During the training, the soldiers learned advanced lifesaving techniques, ranging from applying a tourniquet to providing intravenous therapy and shock treatment, as well as...
  • Soldiers training Iraqi medics in Combat Lifesaving

    02/07/2006 5:09:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 236+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Jesse C. Riggin
    Soldiers training Iraqi medics in Combat Lifesaving By Staff Sgt. Jesse C. Riggin A Soldier from Company D, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, practices IV therapy on his comrade as a medic from 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment guides him through the process. Photo contributed by 2-9 Medical Operations team. Printer-friendly version AD DAWR, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 7, 2006) – Eight Iraqi soldiers were recently awarded Combat Life Saver certificates after receiving training in basic medical diagnostic and treatment procedures from 2-9 Cavalry troopers. “Anything that we can do – combined operations, training them, supplying them,...
  • Lifesaving trauma team provides care within one hour of injuries

    10/14/2005 6:01:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Senior Airman Cassandra Locke
    10/14/2005 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Should deployed troops need on the spot surgery, there is a five-person mobile forward surgical team on standby, ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to help them. The team -- an MFST -- can deploy in 24 to 48 hours. It is the smallest forward-deployable surgical team that can do field surgery. The team, part of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, has been deployed here for a month. It has performed 38 operations and seen 107 clinic patients. Once on location, the team can set up to operate within 15 minutes of arrival....
  • Rescue Swimmers: The Heroes of New Orleans

    09/06/2005 9:58:05 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 12 replies · 946+ views
    Vouce of America ^ | 5 Sept 2005 | Jim Bertel
    In the past few days, hundreds of thousands have been evacuated from New Orleans. And yet thousands more are believed to still be trapped in the city's neighborhoods and outlying areas. The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard are uniquely trained to get them out. "The Coast Guard is in the service of saving lives and that's the one thing I've always wanted to do,” says Petty Officer Joel Sayers, “When I saw there was a possibility of being a rescue swimmer, it just gave me a great opportunity to get out there and do that." Joel Sayers,...
  • The Productive Vs, The Unproductive - (take THIS, you bleeding heart liberals!)

    04/29/2005 6:12:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 630+ views
    REDSTATE.ORG ^ | APRIL 27, 2005 | WALTER WILLIAMS
    "The Greatest Century That Ever Was: 25 Miraculous Trends of the Past 100 Years" is the appropriate title of a 1999 article authored by Stephen Moore and the late Julian L. Simon and published by the Washington-based Cato Institute. Let's highlight some of the phenomenal progress Americans made during the 20th century. During that century, life expectancy rose from 47 to 77 years of age. Deaths from infectious diseases fell from 700 to 50 per 100,000 of the population. Major killer diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, typhoid fever and whooping cough were virtually eliminated. Infant mortality plummeted. The 20th century...
  • Ten Steps to Surviving an Earthquake

    12/26/2004 9:28:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 895+ views
    In the light of events of the past day, and the strike of a 40 year Earthquake in the East, I though it might be important to review standard earthquake safety. I live in an area of California that is seldom hit by earthquakes but I learned that in an earthquake one should stand in a door way. Unfortunately, learned WRONG! UNDER A DOOR FRAME IS ONE OF THE WORST PLACES TO GO IN AN EARTHQUAKE! Many bodies of earthquake victims have been found cut in half by the scissoring effect of the door way collapsing on them as the...
  • Barking pet saves toddler from drowning

    12/15/2004 2:19:15 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 253+ views
    news.com (Australia) ^ | 16 December 2004
    A PET dog has saved a toddler from drowning in a dam on a property in central Victoria. The 18-month-old girl was pulled from the dam at the farm property at Bowenvale, near the central Victorian town of Maryborough, about midday yesterday after the family's border collie raised the alarm. The dog alerted the toddler's mother to the emergency by barking and running back and forth between the house and the dam, said an ambulance officer who arrived at the scene. "I have been in the job for 20 years and this is one out of the box," said Greg...
  • Good News About Americans You Won't Hear From the Blue-Brained Lamestream Media-ocres

    12/04/2004 7:35:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 2,069+ views
    Airmen fly Iraqi baby home WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An Iraqi baby and her mother prepare to board a C-141 Starlifter as they start their journey home from here. The baby received about six months of medical treatment at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shaun Emery) by Maj. Ted Theopolos 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- An Iraqi baby and her mother prepare to board a C-141 Starlifter as they start their journey home from here. The baby received about six months of medical treatment at...
  • Life-saving rescue of pregnant woman

    08/01/2003 12:32:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 177+ views
    KING 5 News ^ | 08/01/03 | PAT McREYNOLDS
    SEATTLE – A dramatic rescue saved the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Seconds matter in any serious accident, but when paramedic John Fisk arrived on the scene of a head-on collision Wednesday, he immediately knew this would be tougher than most. Battered and broken inside a mangled minivan was Consonya Taylor – 8 months pregnant. Paramedics bank on having patients at a hospital in 20 minutes, but in this case it took twice as long just to cut through Consonya’s car. All the while she was moaning in pain and begging for help for her baby....
  • Do Guns Save Lives?

    07/06/2002 10:55:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 41 replies · 2,783+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 7, 2002 | Dr. Michael S. Brown
    "Guns Save Lives" is the fitting title of a book about citizens who successfully defended themselves with guns. This is the second such book by Robert A. Waters, whose first effort, "The Best Defense," was wildly popular with gun owners and political activists. The heart of the book is a collection of stories that Waters developed after studying police reports, reading news stories and interviewing actual participants. In spite of the thorough preparation, this is anything but a reference book. It reads more like an action novel in which each chapter contains a suspenseful climax. Reading all 46 cases in...