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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

How Houston-area first responders train and prepare for storms like Beta

VIDEO: With Tropical Storm Beta bashing the Gulf coast, first responders may get a chance to put some unique training to the test. Inside a warehouse near Austin, Rick Cummins trains the next generation of water rescuers at his Fathom Academy. Since it opened two and a half years ago, Cummins has trained about 300 first responders, with more than 90% of them from the Houston area.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

Florida county could be the first in the nation to respond to 911 calls with a drone

Manatee County officials are pushing for new and more efficient ways to be able to respond to emergencies. They are partnering with a private company to bring more eyes in the skies to not only solve crimes, but also save lives. “We’re on the edge of something that would be very very beneficial to our community,” said Jake Saur, the Public Safety Director for Manatee County.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWSB-TV ABC 40 Sarasota
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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells with SARS-CoV-2 since 6 a.m. this morning,” she said. That might seem like an odd experiment for a virus that spreads through the air, and primarily infects the lungs and airways.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Atlantic
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Posted: Sep 22, 2020

Paramedic creates new device that could help first responders in emergencies

A new device could help save lives. It’s called, “The Locator.” It helps first responders find the exact location of an emergency. Johnathan Harrison, founder of the product, was a paramedic in Tennessee in 2009. A new paramedic at the time, he responded to a call of a two-year-old in cardiac arrest in a mobile home park.
- PUB DATE: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KJRH-TV NBC 2 Tulsa
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Car chased by New Jersey cops nearly crashes into firefighters battling 3-alarm fire

While evading police, a vehicle narrowly avoided colliding into a team of firefighters battling a three-alarm fire, putting a dramatic end to the chase and resulting in their apprehension Friday night, Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale said. The chase began when Paterson police stopped a sedan around 9:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Jersey Journal
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