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Sudden cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart stops suddenly and unexpectedly, and is caused by lifethreatening arrhythmias in the heart’s electrical system. Most victims of witnessed sudden cardiac arrest are in ventricular fibrillation (VF), which is an...

ICE RESCUES POSE UNIQUE CHALLENGES FOR RESPONDERS by Gerald M. Dworkin November 2005 The following incidents and places, as well as the circumstances surrounding them, are fictional. On the Scene Dispatch at 16:04 hrs: KGT-597 to Rescue 15, respond to Bakersville Pond off Cemetery Island...

Each year, there are approximately 1,200 - 1,500 incidents and 400 - 600 deaths involving vehicles that have gone off the road and plummeted into the water. The driving public needs to plan for these types of emergencies by (A)...

by Donna J. Dworkin 2001 The Power of Water Should Never Be Underestimated; Its Beauty, Strength or Force. Life Cannot Exist Without Water - It Empowers Us and Commands Respect. Be Ready For It! - Donna J. Dworkin Lifesaving Resources, LLC www.lifesaving.com 2001...

The following is our interpretation of NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue as it relates to the Lifesaving Resources' Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses, as well as our Water Rescue and Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer...

New statement from the American Heart Association puts life-saving skills in your hands Revised: April 09, 2014 DALLAS, April 1 — Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an adult who suddenly...

NFPA 1670 by Gerald M. Dworkin 04/10/09 In February 2004, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue (SAR) Incidents. The purpose of this standard was to minimize threats to rescuers while...

During an emergency is not when you want to discover that your equipment is incompatible with your EMS service. Avoiding that fate can save a lot, including a life. by Gerald M. Dworkin January 2010 I’ve always advocated the need for aquatic facilities...

March 2010 Aquatics International RISK MANAGEMENT: Standard for Technical Rescue by Gerald M. Dworkin March 2010 (rev. 08/15/12) The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for the Fire and Rescue industry. In February 2004, they published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training...

March 2010 Aquatics International An emergency is not the time to discover that your equipment is incompatible with your EMS. Avoiding that fate can save a lot, including a life. by Gerald M. Dworkin March 2010 I’ve always advocated the need for aquatics facilities...

Gerry Dworkin spends a lot of time simulating real-world rescue situations involving water and ice: saving mannequins from submerged vehicles, battling dangerous surf, breaking holes in ice, plunging into frigid water… you get the picture. “The goal is to train...

TAFT, TX (KRIS) — A 5-year-old Taft, Texas girl is being credited with saving her mom’s life. Allison Anderwald was swimming with her mom Tracy, when something went horribly wrong. Tracy suffered a seizure in the middle part of the pool,...

Lifeguards need to expect to see foam. It is present in almost all drowning victims and there is a lot of it! Are they prepared? Do they know to blow through the foam? Author: Journal of Emergency Medical Services From Drownings Present as...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of...

Matt Burge and George Lamborn haven't seen it much, but they knew exactly what to do when they found a woman trapped in her car, upside down, in the water Tuesday morning. KYLE GRANTHAM/THE NEWS JOURNAL Author: Brittany Horn, The News...

On July 18, 2013, Ja’briel O’Connor, a seven-year-old boy in a summer camp program, drowned in the Cobb’s Creek Pool. Upon entering the City Pool facility around noon, the young campers and counselors were not provided with any guidance, pool...

Fourth person made it out of car, left others behind, officials say Author:  Peter Burke, Local10.com LAUDERHILL, Fla. - Two people are dead after a car crashed into a small body of water at a Lauderhill golf course Sunday night. The car crashed...

Author:  http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/australia/bodies-of-father-two-children-found-in-submerged-car-which-drove-off-port-lincoln-wharf/ar-AAgjxKH The bodies of two small children and their father have been found in a submerged car at Port Lincoln after a search by South Australian police divers. The white station wagon was spotted driving off the end of Brennan's Wharf...

There has been a great deal of confusion and mixed messages pertaining to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), prolonged breath holding, and blackout induced by hyperventilation and prolonged breath holding. For the purpose of clarification, we will be using the term...

This case describes the non-fatal submersion resulting in neurological impairment of a young 5-year-old. Author: Gerald M. Dworkin The Jewish Community Association of Austin (JCAA) is located at 7300 Hart Lane on a 40-acre Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Austin. The...