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  • Handcuffed teen sees...

    03/30/2017 4:02:58 PM PDT · by arthurus · 7 replies
    March 23rd, 2017 ^ | Jonathan Maes
    Jamal Rutledge, a 17-year old teen who arrested and brought into the local police office in handcuffs, saved the life of a police officer and is now rightfully being praised as a hero.
  • 4-year-old uses Apple’s Siri to save his mom’s life (999 Audio at source)

    03/24/2017 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 24, 2017
    Metropolitan Police in London have released a clip of a 999 call from a four-year-old boy who saved his mum’s life to remind parents the importance of teaching young children their address and how to use 999 in an emergency. The young boy called 999 from his mum’s mobile phone on Tuesday, 7 March and was put through to a police call handler.After the call handler asked him where his mummy was, the boy responded that he thought she was dead because “she’s closing her eyes and she’s not breathing.”Remaining calm, the call handler managed to keep the boy talking...
  • Free Speech Outside the Abortion Clinic [Atlantic Magazine!]

    03/26/2015 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Diana Pearl
    When Kelsey McLain, then a 25-year-old in the midst of the first trimester of her pregnancy, arrived at the abortion clinic closest to her home, her car couldn’t get past the entrance of the parking lot. ... For pro-lifers, the opportunity to protest outside clinics is nothing less than a divine calling. In 1985, Joseph Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League and often called the ‘grandfather’ of the pro-life movement, published the book Closed: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion. It begins with a chapter on sidewalk counseling, which Scheidler called “the single most valuable activity that a pro-life...
  • 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 ^ | 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...