Archive For August 27, 2015

The Public Safety Dispatch Daily-27AUG2015

The Public Safety Dispatch Daily-27AUG2015

#education #training #tragedy #realheroes #fire #rescue #police

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Homicide at Smith Mountain Lake- Virginia State Police

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Homicide at Smith Mountain Lake- Virginia State Police

Since this happened today in my county, I thought it would be best to post the official Virginia State Police statement and let the facts of the story come out as the investigation unfolds. I tried to post very little on social media today because there was a lot of mistaken information. It also didn’t…

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IndyCar Driver Dies of Head Injury – Journal of Emergency Medical Services

IndyCar Driver Dies of Head Injury – Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Wilson was struck by crash debris at the Pocono Raceway Tue, Aug 25, 2015 JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a…

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Army Kicking Out Green Beret Who Stood Up for Afghan Rape Victim | Military.com

Army Kicking Out Green Beret Who Stood Up for Afghan Rape Victim | Military.com

The U.S. Army is kicking out a decorated Green Beret after an 11-year Special Forces career, after he got in trouble for shoving an Afghan police commander accused of raping a boy and beating up his mother when she reported the incident. The case of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland now has the attention of…

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Disaster Recovery: Public Health Challenges 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina | In Public Safety

Disaster Recovery: Public Health Challenges 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina | In Public Safety

By Juanita Graham, DNP, RN, FRSPH Faculty Member, School of Public Health at American Public University On August 29, Mississippi will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the single greatest natural disaster ever experienced by the state. Damages exceeding $125 billion encompassed all 82 Mississippi counties. A 30-foot storm surge wiped out 90 percent…

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911 Call-Takers Provide Critical Link in Case of Emergency

911 Call-Takers Provide Critical Link in Case of Emergency

Sometimes call-takers have to go old-school in determining locations. Donald W. Meyers, Yakima Herald-Republic | August 20, 2015 (TNS) – On a recent Friday night, while many were kicking off the weekend with an evening on the town, Jenyne Wells waited for the phone to ring. As a 911 call-taker at SunComm, Yakima County’s emergency…

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“No Warning”: PTSD and First Responders PSA | EMSWorld.com

“No Warning”: PTSD and First Responders PSA | EMSWorld.com

There needs to be more videos like this to educate the public about‪#‎PTSD‬ and the toll it takes on our nation’s ‪#‎firstresponders‬. “No Warning”: PTSD and First Responders PSAVIDEO AUG 19, 2015 | You face the unknown every day without warning of what you will see. Share your support with #nowarningforptsd, #ptsd. Source: “No Warning”:…

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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response-Disaster Preparedness

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response-Disaster Preparedness

Anytime is a good time to prepare. Just ask Sheldon Cooper. The Big Bang Theory ‪#‎BeReady‬ The Big Bang Theory: Disaster Preparedness Drill The Big Bang Theory Season 5 Episode 15 “The Friendship Contraction” Source: (1) CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response #training #preparedness #leadership #disasters #bigbangtheory #publicsafety #emergencymanagement

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These are the Army’s first female Ranger School graduates – The Washington Post

These are the Army’s first female Ranger School graduates – The Washington Post

First Lt. Kristen Griest (left) and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver (right) will become the first female soldiers ever to graduate from Ranger School on Friday, Aug. 21. (Photos by by Spec. Nikayla Shodeen and Pfc. Ebony Banks/ U.S. Army) For more than 120 days, 1st Lts. Kristen Griest and Shaye Haver have ground it out…

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He Walks By Arguing Couple And Sees the Fear in Her Eyes. That’s When He Offers to Buy Them Tickets

He Walks By Arguing Couple And Sees the Fear in Her Eyes. That’s When He Offers to Buy Them Tickets

Seventeen-year-old Malyk Bonnet says he doesn’t think of himself as a hero. But the woman who owes her life to his courage and good judgment would probably disagree. As CBC News reports, Bonnet was on his way home from work when he noticed a couple arguing by a bus stop. Persuaded that the man might…

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