Montgomery County, TN – Over the past several months, citizens of Montgomery County have received several types of calls of someone posing as a law enforcement official in an attempt to swindle them out of money.
The callers have said they are a high-ranking official with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, looking for payment on a green dot card or as a sergeant looking to collect on unpaid fines from red light cameras in the county.
Clarksville, TN – This morning, July 11th, 2014, the Clarksville Police Department responded to 605 Norris Drive in reference to two females being shoot and stabbed.
Police are unable to release names of the victims (can’t confirm the family has been notified) and they are currently being treated for their injuries at this time. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – As the mercury soars and cool water and shade becomes more precious than gold, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks consumers to learn the signs of heatstroke, which differ from the signs of stroke.
“While heatstroke contains the word stroke and both are potentially life-threatening medical emergencies, stroke and heatstroke are not the same condition,” said Rani Whitfield, M.D., family practitioner and American Stroke Association spokesperson. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Human Services encourages Caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” when transporting Children
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding licensed child care providers across the state that are approved to transport children of the licensing rules and preventative measures to keep children safe when transporting them during summer months. In doing so, DHS licensing staff will be making extra visits to monitor child care agencies.
DHS is also encouraging parents and caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” car doors upon exit so that children are not left in the sweltering heat of a locked vehicle. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Police Department reminds everyone not to leave Children and Pets in Unattended Vehicles
Clarksville, TN – With the summer heat in full gear, the Clarksville Police Department is reminding citizens not to leave children and pets in unattended vehicles that are not running. It takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to heat up and become deadly for a child or animal.
According to a 2012 article by Melissa Crumish, from the DMV, “since 1998, 529 children have died in the United States from hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left inside unattended vehicles.”1
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to take extra precautions as temperatures rise this summer and never leave children or pets in unattended vehicles. Preliminary reports indicate that eight children have already died this year due to heatstroke. None of those fatalities were in Tennessee.
“Our goal is to educate the public on the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles. The consequences could be deadly. Citizens should call 9-1-1 immediately if they see a child, an elderly person or anyone left unattended in a hot vehicle,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association Launches New One-Minute Video Showing the Two Simple Steps of Hands-Only™ CPR
Tennessee is one of 16 states mandating CPR training as a requirement for high school graduation
Nashville, TN – Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only™ CPR? Then you’re ready to help save a life. If you don’t, then the American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation want you to listen up.
Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps: 1) If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest at 100 beats per minute.
Nashville, TN - As spring storms roll through Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to keep safety in mind when lightning is imminent.
“Lightning strikes can cause fires. As the spring’s warmer weather gives rise to storm activity, we want Tennesseans to know what the risks and precautions are,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “It is important to monitor weather conditions and get to a safe place before the climate becomes threatening.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – As warmer weather approaches, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. These maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris.
According to the American Stroke Association most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment
San Diego, CA – Four out of five people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital equipped to treat acute stroke — yet very few get recommended treatment, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. «Read the rest of this article»
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