August 22, 2012 |
Jim Joyce is a 24-year veteran of Major League Baseball who is probably best known as the umpire who robbed Detroit's Armando Galarraga of a perfect game in 2010. Until now. Now his claim to fame will be something much more important -- saving the life of another human being. Joyce was walking through the tunnel at Chase Field on Monday with the other three members of the umpiring crew about 90 minutes before the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins game when he saw a woman having a seizure.
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January 28, 2014 |
The Los Angeles police commission approved 8,000 first-aid trauma kits for officers that could be used to treat their own or others' gunshot wounds in active-shooter situations. “Somewhere, someday a police officer is going to be saved” by one of these kits, said Cmdr. Rick Webb. “This is a big deal.” The trauma kits are modeled after military-style kits used in combat and are smaller than bulky ones officers currently keep in their cars, Webb said. The City Council will have to sign off on the kits before they can be distributed to police.
February 19, 1995
No, that was not a freight train at Santa Monica College. The boxcar-like procession in the middle of Pearl Street was actually a line of temporary classrooms delivered to the college Wednesday and moved onto the campus Thursday for final assembly. The six bungalows will provide more classroom and library space while earthquake repairs and expansion work continue on Santa Monica College buildings.
July 11, 1991 |
When it was happening, it really couldn't have been, could it? "Everything will be fine ," Dianne Bordeaux remembers telling herself. Even when she'd called 911, while she was still screaming out the front door for somebody to please help, for somebody who knew CPR, she thought, " Of course , it will be all right." It is not. Jennifer Hope Dawson, 3 years old this past May, is in Dianne's arms now. The accident , as it is known around here, was five months ago.
January 26, 2014 |
Few of us expect to find ourselves riding in the back of an ambulance, yet in 2012 nearly 600,000 people in Los Angeles County were transported to hospital emergency rooms. And that's just in response to 911 calls. But how does it work? Where do they take you? How much does it cost and who pays for it? Every city and county in Southern California has a slightly different way of handling emergencies. But Cathy Chidester, director of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, says most local areas operate under similar principles.
August 9, 1990
The city of Beverly Hills announced that it has extended its contract with Marjelee Murrell, coordinator of the city's cardiopulmonary resuscitation program. Murrell, who became coordinator of the city's extensive CPR program in 1984, has trained and supervised more than 100 volunteers who have taught CPR to more than 30,000 people. The city requires that all graduates of Beverly Hills High School pass a CPR class.
July 13, 1986
The article by Allan Parachini will, unfortunately, I fear, harm efforts to increase bystander CPR training--a program that has saved many thousands of lives. As founder-chairman emeritus of the Writers Guild of America, West's CPR Program, a nearly eight-year volunteer CPR instructor for the American Heart Assn., recipient of its Exceptional Service Award, and the individual whose suggestions led to a National CPR Awareness Week and the forthcoming Los Angeles CPR Awareness Week (Oct.
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February 27, 1985
I am writing in response to a letter from Richard C. Creighton (Jan. 31), "CPR Ability." Creighton states that he is a firefighter, an American Heart Assn. ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) instructor, and that neither he nor his firefighter associates have seen adequate CPR performed by Emergency Department personnel. Creighton takes issue with the new state Board of Medical Quality Assurance ruling that physicians do not need to be certified in CPR to be licensed in this state.