Dispatcher talks mom through struggle to save daughter

DES MOINES — The time was about 6:30 a.m., Aug. 4. A mother in eastern Polk County, Iowa, walked into her daughter’s room and couldn’t wake her up. She called 911. Dispatcher Travis Bell, a 10-year veteran, was near the end of his overnight shift. He took the call and got the home address. The […]

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Las Vegas Firefighters Raise the CPR Bar

By J. A. Young Las Vegas firefighters are garnering increased attention for their hands-only CPR training.  As one of the locales leading the way for cardiac arrest survival rates, Las Vegas is approaching incredible 25% survival numbers and even has its sights set on reaching 50%.  The hands-only CPR approach is appealing to many who […]

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CPR on the Court, down the Track, on the Field

By J. A. Young CPR training is invaluable for preserving life when catastrophe strikes. It is also finding its way into sporting events. In recent news, various athletes have required CPR. Sometimes it’s an unknown heart condition that leads to a collapse or sometimes it’s pure exhaustion. Whatever the case, bystanders that have CPR training […]

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