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2014-05-01 08:44:23

Dispatcher is Honored with SmartSave Award for Using Smart911 to Relay Vital Medical Details as EMS Responded to Man in Distress HOUMA, La., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of February 26, Dominique Bonvillain was working a regular shift at the Terrebonne Parish Communications District when she received an urgent call for help. A panicked female was on the other end of the line, desperately seeking help for her male roommate who was unconscious but breathing. The woman,...

2014-04-29 08:47:28

Our Nation's First Professional Learning Network for First Responders Aspires to Make Access to Public Safety Training as Easy as Downloading Music from iTunes BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the initial phase of development completed, Envisage Technologies is ready to launch a new professional learning network designed exclusively for first responders. FirstForward is a secure platform where first responders such as law enforcement officers, firefighters and...

2014-04-29 08:31:37

Public safety app extends Intergraph®'s I/CAD to mobile devices, improving safety and productivity HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph®'s Mobile Responder smartphone and tablet application is now available on BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. With the new release, public safety agencies can extend Intergraph's industry-leading computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD, to BlackBerry® Z30, BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones. This advancement allows...

2014-04-24 12:22:29

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX's Safety Train: Energy Preparedness Program, with rolling classrooms and specialized hands-on training, will soon take to the rails on an expanded first responder training initiative. The train will travel over much of the company's crude oil service territory over the next several months. This CSX Safety Train will begin in mid-May, visiting numerous communities in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois....

2014-04-23 16:21:01

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced decisive actions to address the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's initial recommendations regarding the ongoing investigation into the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. Following the tragic accident last summer, Transport Canada took immediate steps to protect Canadians and the communities along our country's railway lines. The Government of Canada is building upon this work by introducing...

2014-04-02 23:22:10

Action Training Systems is releasing their highly anticipated 27-title Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) series. The series teaches specifically to the National EMS Education Standards (NEMSES) established by the U.S. Department of Transportation, with a focus on NREMT skills requirements. Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 As our emergency responders put their lives on the line, a high degree of training is crucial—not only for the patients they serve, but for their own safety as...

2014-03-18 04:21:54

Guidelines demonstrated at CCA mix medicine, law-enforcement tactics with goal of saving lives in immediate aftermath of natural, manmade disasters DENVER, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Some of the nation's top instructors recently converged upon CCA, one of the Colorado community colleges, to train multiple law enforcement agencies from across Denver's Front Range on what may become the new standard in Trauma Critical Care (TCC) guidelines. (Photo:...

2014-03-07 23:03:42

The biggest challenge that first responders and all emergency specialists face is knowing the patient's existing conditions; now they have way of getting this information instantly. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 In the event of a medical emergency, how much do the first responders or even the hospital emergency staff know about someone? Do they know his medical history or allergies? Do they know the medications he is taking? Up until now these questions and more have been a huge...

2014-02-20 23:25:40

DataTech911 was proud to participate in the EMS TODAY Conference and in the MCI City Real World Multi-Casualty Emergency Medical Response Demonstration held on February 5-8, 2014, Washington, DC. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 DataTech911 wishes to thank the fine people at JEMS, PennWell Corporation, all of the other Conference Sponsors and the many hundreds agencies and First Responders in attendance for making the EMS Today Conference so successful for our organization....

2014-02-10 08:31:49

DuPage County Dispatcher Honored with SmartSave Award by Smart911 in Recognition of Efforts to Effectively Dispatch Proper Response Teams to a Citizen in Need DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A telecommunicator with the Addison Consolidated Dispatch Center has been recognized for her outstanding efforts to aid a citizen in need using Smart911, the County's 9-1-1 service aimed at improving emergency response. The Emergency Telephone System Board...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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