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2013-05-15 12:34:50

Antioch Rescue Squad educating the community on health and safety in interactive ways ANTIOCH, Ill., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antioch Rescue Squad is preparing for National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week by gathering tips and tricks for vehicle safety and visiting schools in the area to educate children on health and safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/DC14741LOGO) EMS Week came to be in 1974 as a way to bring local communities together...

2013-05-01 12:21:28

OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Union that represents Search and Rescue specialists with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is not surprised at the findings of the Auditor General's Spring 2013 Report. "Our members are strong, dedicated individuals so it comes as no surprise that they meet the standard to respond to an emergency 96% of the time.  They should be applauded that they are doing so much despite the challenges they face," said Christine Collins, National President of the...

2013-04-26 08:23:01

This book teaches how to train a dog to partner with a caregiver to help control patient wandering to be featured at Book Expo America 2013 in New York, May 30 - June 1. FRONT ROYAL, Va., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caregivers of Alzheimer's patients living at home are exhausted; they need help. That help is here in the form of a loving, specially trained dog that has learned to watch over its patient, to identify wandering, to self-start and alert the caregiver, and then lead...

2013-03-28 12:20:37

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago today the premier launch of the Advanced TIROS-N satellite series ­carried a very special hosted payload aboard - the first Search and Rescue (SAR) payload on a U.S. satellite. The satellite, NOAA-E, was designed and built at the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) (then RCA Astrospace Division) facility in East Windsor, N.J. To date, over 33,000 lives have been saved as a direct result of the Search and Rescue...

2013-03-01 08:20:44

CITGO Donates 28 Vehicles to Support Machinery Operations Certification LEMONT, Ill., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwest Homer Fire Department District, which serves the City of Lockport and the Villages of Homer Glen and Lemont, received a donation of 28 disabled vehicles from the CITGO Lemont Refinery for extrication training as part of its 2012 Vehicle Machinery Operations Certification. Through the Refinery's contribution, CITGO enabled 36 firefighters to practice...

2013-02-28 00:21:18

LONDON, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The greatest challenge SAR professionals are currently facing is how to ensure that the best life saving standards are practiced while trying to increasingly balance cost against required capability. Search and Rescue Europe in association with the International Maritime Rescue Federation completed a survey of a cross-section of SAR resources globally obtains insight into the current trends and challenges within the industry....

2013-02-20 16:20:22

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - "I can't understand why the Conservative government is doing everything in its power to put Canadians at risk," said Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees in response to yesterday's phone call from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) advising of the immediate closure of Kitsilano Search and Rescue (SAR) Station in Vancouver, BC. The closure comes as part of a long line of attacks on CCG's ability to do...

Three Canadians Believed To Have Crashed In Antarctic Mountains, Rescue Delayed Due To Bad Weather
2013-01-24 08:21:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three Canadians who were aboard a small plane flying over the Antarctic are presumably missing after an emergency locator started transmitting a signal Wednesday night. Matters were complicated when bad weather forced a search and rescue mission to go on hold. The flight was going from the US-operated McMurdo Station near the South Pole to Zucchelli Station, an Italian research base in Terra Nova Bay. The emergency locator began...

First Space Test Passed By Galileo’s Search And Rescue System
2013-01-23 13:34:19

ESA The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas—Sarsat network, which brings help to air and sea vessels in distress. The second pair of Europe´s Galileo navigation satellites — launched together on 12 October last year — are the first of the constellation to host SAR search and rescue repeaters. These can pick up UHF signals from emergency beacons aboard...

2013-01-16 12:27:38

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(®), a leading provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) healthcare safety and security solutions, has upgraded its Smart ID Location Detection technology as part of its Version 8 software release to provide accurate room- or area-level locationing when senior living residents summon help from a wireless pendant. Smart ID Location Detection is a feature of the Code Alert(®) Quick Response(®) Plus Wireless...