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Blood dripped from his face and lacerations covered his arms. Dallin Wengert lay unconscious as his body jerked around in a fit of seizures. Amy Wengert sat by her husband in the helicopter praying – praying that he would live.
On August 18, Donna Rose Smith accepted a plea agreement in the death of her son, Patrick Michael Smith.
Drowning Impact Awareness Month (DIAM) began in August 2004 through the efforts of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Today, DIAM is the largest collaborative water safety effort in the state of Arizona. Governor Brewer, Drexel Heights Fire District Governing Board and Mayors across the state have signed proclamations designating August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month.Why August for DIAM?
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.
An online course can help parents learn critical first aid skills, how to create a safe environment, and how to perform life-saving CPR. (NAPS)
On July 22, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and Golder Ranch Fire Department responded to the 300 block of West Sacaton Canyon in reference to a near drowning. Initial reports are that a mother found her 16 month old child at the bottom of the pool. The mother removed the child and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The child was transported by Golder Ranch Fire Department to University of Arizona Medical Center. The child is in critical condition, and the investigation is ongoing.
Joshua Erwin was getting ready to go to a wedding on May 17 when he heard the screaming coming from the backyard.
During an Explorer CPR training course, Joshua Erwin demonstrates some helpful techniques to Alondra Serrano. Using what he learned in the class, Erwin is credited with saving the life of a 3-year-old after she was found unconscious in a pool.
Golder Ranch Fire District paramedic and CPR instructor Mike Seegmiller leads a CPR class for a group of Explorers last week.
Cassandra Pellegrino, left, is taught techniques on how properly give CPR while using a face shield.
(NewsUSA) - Training employees, first responders and the general public how to perform CPR and first aid techniques has a long record of success. Understanding how to respond during a mental health crisis, however, is not commonly taught, even to police officers or EMTs.
(Family Features) Warmer weather brings leisurely days spent poolside with friends and family. As you get ready to dive in to another season of fun in the sun, remember that safety comes first.
(BPT) - As families start heading to local pools, lakes and beaches for warm weather fun, the staggering statistics around drowning risks take on renewed importance. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for infants and young kids between the ages of one and 14 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s also the fifth leading cause for Americans of all ages.
The moment your new infant rests gently in your arms for the first time, it becomes clear your life has changed forever. In the midst of your awe at this tiny little miracle, you realize that this person is completely reliant on you, your decisions, and all of the choices you will make on their behalf in the future. In this moment you become a parent.
(StatePoint) You can’t predict the future, but you can feel more confident in your ability to face unforeseen emergencies if you prepare your home and family ahead of time. Planning for all kinds of scenarios is crucial, say experts.
(BPT) - Swimming is a popular summer activity and if you have a pool or spa, your backyard just may be this summer’s most popular retreat for friends, neighbors and all of the children that come with them. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safer and fun experience this summer.
While the summer months are commonly thought of as a time for poolside fun, local fire officials want to remind the public of the dangers that arise as people take to the water to keep cool.
(NAPSI)—For parents and child care providers, the stats about accidental injuries of children up to age 19 are daunting—but you can protect your own kids.
(BPT) - As the days get longer and warmer, kids and adults alike have plenty of reasons to get outdoors. With all the playtime comes extra dangers everyone needs to be on the lookout for. No family wants to have summer fun turn into a summer scare.
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PHOENIX – A lawmaker wants to expand a state program that trains adults to identify and assist individuals showing warning signs of a mental crisis to include a focus on adolescents.
February is Heart Disease Awareness month. There are several different resources you can use to determine your risk of heart disease and methods to reduce it. The American Heart Association at www.heart.org and the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, are both excellent online resources.
(StatePoint) February is American Heart Month, and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is among the leading killers of Americans. It affects an estimated 359,400 people in the U.S. annually, according to statistics published by the American Heart Association.
On Nov. 2, 2013, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) responded to the 9000 block of north Oracle Road in reference to an unresponsive child. The investigation revealed that a one-year-old child, Michael Martinez, was placed in the bathtub along with his four-year-old sibling by their father, Jesse Martinez, a 30-year-old male.