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2012-02-14 11:07:00

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EmFinders®, makers of the first and only cellular-based emergency locator system, today announced that it has enabled the 100th rescue of a missing person. The company's wristwatch-style device, called the EmSeeQ®, integrates directly with the E-9-1-1 emergency response system, helping local rescue teams recover lost persons nationwide. The 100th rescue took place in Hemet, California, near Riverside. A 73-year-old...

2012-02-13 22:30:00

SINGAPORE, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SINGAPORE AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has announced a contract with the Korea Coast Guard for one S-92® helicopter for operation with their Multi-Purpose Helicopter Program. The aircraft will become the newest addition to the growing worldwide fleet of S-92 search and rescue and multi-mission helicopters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO )...

2012-02-06 11:30:00

A Non-Profit Organization with a Clear Mission to Provide: Safety, Security, and Rescue Services to "At-Risk" Individuals with Cognitive Disorders STUART, Fla., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Lifesaver International (PLI) is an innovative 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that provides safety, security, and rescue support services to "at-risk" individuals of all ages, income levels, and backgrounds who have cognitive disorders. We do this by providing police,...

2012-02-02 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilink Systems (www.omnilink.com), a leader in location-based services (LBS) technology today noted that its Chief Development Officer, Steve Hudson, is speaking at the M2M Evolution Conference hosted by TMC on February 1 & 2 in Miami, Florida. Hudson will speak at the conference session "Remote Patient Care: No Longer Out of Sight or Out of Mind," scheduled from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM on February 1st, which will describe the capabilities...

2011-12-21 15:12:00

COATESVILLE, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for operation by CHC Helicopter on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR) operations, the helicopter will provide coverage for deep Atlantic Ocean missions, service Ireland's offshore islands, and provide rescue cover from Cork to Galway on the country's...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Why continue to confine our seniors in facilities when we can safely allow them to walk or ride the facility campus? With Wandertrack, we can have "Free Range" seniors in assisted living facilities. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 SPT's Ted Kostis announced that WanderTrack wander prevention system has added an outdoor loop tracking feature that allows monitoring of residents outside the four walls of an assisted living facility. Liabilities and risk management are forcing nursing...

2011-11-09 18:30:00

Seventy firefighters from around the state come together for invaluable auto extrication training, led by Holmatro-FS3. FireWhat was able to watch, learn, and record. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 FireWhat was on-scene as seventy firefighters from around the state of California were trained in the exciting but dangerous work of auto extrication, pulling dummies out of all kinds of simulated car wrecks. From the âœsimple,â single-car scenario...

2011-10-24 07:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation launched a national competition in search for the 2011 Lifesaver of the Year. Nominators should visit http://www.facebook.com/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance and click the "Lifesaver of the Year" tab to upload a photo and essay about the nominee. Describe how the nominee saved someone's life or affected the lives of others in a water-related incident. Any person...

2011-10-05 10:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G® GPS-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2® System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce...

The Washable Wearable Antenna
2011-09-29 09:12:57

Wearing an antenna — without anyone knowing — is making a splash in the world of search and rescue. ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.  Made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear, this special antenna...