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2009-10-14 08:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Project Lifesaver Program and the LoJack SafetyNet System have expanded into New Hampshire, their 45th state, according to an announcement made today by Project Lifesaver International and LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN). This tracking and rescue solution, which is now available in Salem, NH and used by the Salem Police Department, offers public safety agencies the necessary training, technology and procedures to enable the...

2009-09-23 09:15:00

DUXFORD, England, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today presented its Winged S Rescue Award to a UK helicopter rescue crew and the base it operates from in recognition of their outstanding bravery and performance in an extraordinary rescue of 14 fishermen stranded aground at St. Kilda in 2008. Sergei Sikorsky, son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, presented the award during a ceremony at Helitech. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:...

2009-09-22 10:18:00

DUXFORD, England, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92((R) )helicopter fleet operating in the United Kingdom has exceeded the operational milestone of 500 missions. The S-92 helicopter is manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) As of mid-August 2009, the four S-92 SAR aircraft operating in the U.K. had executed a total of 510 missions -...

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2009-08-24 21:08:20

Lifeguards at Necox Beach in New York's Hamptons said they helped illusionist David Blaine and two friends out of the rough waters during the weekend. A lifeguard who asked not to be identified told the New York Post Blaine and his friends ignored warnings Sunday to stay out of the water, which became dangerous as a result of Hurricane Bill. They were warned not to go in because of the hurricane surf conditions, the lifeguard told the newspaper, adding the trio walked farther east and jumped...

2009-08-20 12:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has advice and safety tips for anyone planning a trip to the beach along the U.S. East Coast this weekend as experts predict Hurricane Bill may cause dangerous waves and rip tides along the shore. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Hurricane Bill is currently a Category Three storm with winds blowing up to 125 mph, and experts say the storm could strengthen over the open Atlantic. The...

2009-08-16 03:18:41

New Hampshire authorities told a mountain hiker Saturday an injured thumb didn't qualify him for a helicopter rescue. The 50-year old Texan injured his thumb while hiking with a group on the 3,251-foot Mount Crescent in the Icy Gulch area. Authorities, who did not release the man's name, said members of his hiking party were headed to help him, The New Hampshire Union Leader reported. The Gorham Fish and Game office got a cell phone call from the man. An officer from Gorham talked to the...

2009-07-30 10:07:00

JACKSON, Miss., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Samarion Chief Executive officer Mark Rodgers today announced that The Guardian House Alzheimer Care Facility has adopted the SamarionSolution. The first commercial location to install the SamarionSolution, The Guardian House is a unique 60-bed nursing facility located in Lake Charles, La., that specializes in caring for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia. The Guardian House is the only facility of its kind in Louisiana and in five...

2009-07-10 00:35:40

Adults who supervise children or inexperienced swimmers need to know how to swim, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Brent King of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston says basic water safety and lifesaving classes are available and everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures for cardiac or respiratory arrest emergencies. Young children can drown in just a few minutes, so the supervising adult should pay full attention to the swimmers, King says in a statement....

2009-07-08 11:14:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN) and Project Lifesaver International today announced that the LoJack SafetyNet System and Project Lifesaver Program has helped to rescue -- in less than 30 minutes each -- five people with Alzheimer's or dementia who had wandered over the past month. The LoJack SafetyNet/Project Lifesaver service answers a critical need for people with cognitive conditions at risk of wandering, and is a particularly important service...

2009-06-17 04:00:00

Ex-police officer and certified search & rescue manager won contest to clone beloved pet Trakr, hero of 9-11 rescue efforts LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you clone a hero? Retired police officer James Symington, owner of the late search and rescue dog and 9-11 hero, Trakr, will receive five answers to that question on Wednesday June 17, 2009. BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company that is offering the first commercial dog cloning service in the world,...