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Archive | Fire/Rescue/EMS Notebook

Palatine Fire Department Highlights National Stroke Awareness Month for May with FAST Acronym Stroke Reminder

May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year the National Stroke Association is turning the spotlight on the modifiable risk factors that account for 90% of strokes globally. Hypertension remains the single most important modifiable risk factor, accounting for nearly 48% of strokes. With eight in 10 people experiencing their first stroke having hypertension, […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy First on Scene to Assist with Delivery of a Baby in Lake Villa Area

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Lake Villa FPD firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:16 a.m. Thursday April 4, 2019 to a report from a man that said his pregnant girlfriend’s water had broken and her contractions were timed close together. Sheriff’s Deputy Lorne White was first on the scene at the residence eight minutes later and assisted […]

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Presidential Alert Test Scheduled for Cell Phones About 2:18 PM EDT/1:18 PM CDT

A joint test by FEMA and the FCC of the existing Emergency Alert System (EAS) and wireless emergency alerts (WEA). WEA messages are the loud messages that take over your phone, warning about severe weather, such as Flood Warning or AMBER alerts when a child is missing in your area. The test message for Wednesday […]

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Arlington Heights Fire Department Medic Named IDPH EMS Instructor of the Year for Developing Specific Video Laryngoscopy Technique and Trial Program

Arlington Heights Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Hansen Named Illinois Department of Public Health’s EMS Instructor of the Year for Developing Specific Video Laryngoscopy Technique and Trial Program for Endotracheal Intubation (ET) Arlington Heights Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Andrew Hansen was featured this past week in the Daily Herald Suburban Heroes stories category. Hansen was recognized on May 21, […]

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Palatine Rural, Palatine and Rolling Meadows Firefighter/Paramedics Demonstrate Advanced Training for Cardiac Arrest

Mega Code Kelly™ Cardiac Arrest Training Demonstration on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2018 at Palatine Fire Station 84. On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, RPM — Palatine Rural, Palatine, and Rolling Meadows Fire Departments — continued their accountability to the public they serve by demonstrating their highly skilled use of MegaCode Kelly™ — an advanced life […]

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Tom Petty 911 Call, ‘My Husband Isn’t Breathing’ … CPR Instructions

Tom Petty’s wife made a desperate 911 call and told the dispatcher she needed help because her husband wasn’t breathing; then a dispatcher tried to instruct people at the rockstar’s side to perform CPR. Initially an emergency dispatcher for Los Angeles County Fire Department attempted to instruct people at Tom Petty’s side to start CPR […]

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Young Girl Hit By 105 MPH Line Drive Foul at Yankee Stadium

There was a frightening moment at Yankee Stadium Wednesday when a young fan was hit by a foul ball. It marked the latest in a string of incidents of fan injuries. Anna Werner, CBS Evening News reports. A young girl sitting in the lower-level seats off the left infield near third base at Yankee Stadium […]

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Woman Found Dead at Burr Ridge Lifetime Fitness “24-Hour” Health Club 2 Days After Arriving

A Chicago woman died from a medical event caused by cardiovascular disease while at Lifetime Fitness in Burr Ridge, 601 Burr Ridge Parkway. The body of 78-year-old Patricia Austin was discovered in a restroom at the Lifetime Fitness 24-hour health club on July 14, 2017 — 2 days after she arrived and checked in. However, […]

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Lake Zurich Man Died from Fentanyl Analog — System Had Drug Never Detected in Cook County Investigations

A 35-year-old Lake Zurich man is one of the first people known to die of an overdose due to a specific fentanyl analog. Also, a 46-year-old man is the first to die with Carfentanil detected in a victim’s body system. The Lake Zurich resident was one of two recent deaths attributed to extremely powerful opioids […]

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Competitive Swimmer Dies During Practice Session at Vernon Hills High School

Countryside FPD firefighter/paramedics and Vernon Hills police responded about 7:51 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to a report of a collapsed and unresponsive high school swimmer at Vernon Hills High School. Firefighter/paramedics received a report that a teen swimmer passed out in the boy’s locker room, and then were told that CPR was started. The […]

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Girl, Age 4, Found Unresponsive with Heat Illness After She Entered Car on Her Own in McHenry

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and McHenry Township FPD firefighter/paramedics responded Tuesday afternoon July 19, 2016 to Holly Ct in unincorporated McHenry to a report that a 4-year-old girl was found unresponsive with heat-related illness in her family’s car. The girl had entered the car without anyone’s knowledge, after she overheard a family discussion about going […]

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Orlando Mass Shooting Press Conference: ORMC Physicians, Staff and Patient Angel Colon Describe Injuries, Medical Response

Dr. Michael Cheatham, ORMC Trauma Surgeon, led a press conference Tuesday morning and reported that 44 patients were initially admitted. As of Tuesday morning 27 patients remain admitted to the hospital — six are in ICU (critically injured) and 21 are “on the floor” where five are in guarded condition and 16 are stabilized. Of […]

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