Latest Rescue Stories

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...

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...

2011-08-16 15:04:48

In the first moments after a mining accident, first responders work against the clock to assess the situation and save the miners. But countless dangers lurk: poisonous gases, flooded tunnels, explosive vapors and unstable walls and roofs. Such potentially deadly conditions and unknown obstacles can slow rescue efforts to a frustrating pace. To speed rescue efforts, engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a robot that would eliminate some of the unknowns of mine rescue...

2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...

2011-07-18 00:01:37

Classic Lifeguard began business by meeting an ever-growing need for medical transports in the scenic area of Lake Powell. With over 20 years experience they are extremely proficient. Receiving NAAMTA's accreditation adds to their reputation as a first-rate organization. Page, AZ (PRWEB) July 17, 2011 NAAMTA (National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications) is excited to announce the achievement of receiving Medical Transport Accreditation to CLASSIC LIFEGUARD. Since 1988,...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.