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Dodging the Roadkill: Cheating Death, Part 2

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Part one of this story is here

This installment documents what happened after the crash and follows me to the emergency room and describes my injuries and the medical attention I received.

After the impact with the deer, I was unconscious and bleeding from a gash to my forehead.  According to one of my riding partners, David Bearden, not only was I completely knocked out, but I was laying in a pool of blood that he estimated had to be at least a pint.

“You could have bled out” he said.  “By the time I got my bike stopped, Jay Christopher was already with you and had you propped up in his lap, trying to stop the bleeding.”

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident

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NASA research helps develop Artificial Intelligence Technology that may one day help First Responders in the Field

 

Written by Andrew Good
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, may change that, introducing artificial intelligence (AI) that could collect data on temperatures, gases and other danger signals and guide a team of first responders safely through the flames.

AUDREY, the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction, and sYnthesis, has received the Undersecretary’s Award for Collaboration from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in recognition of its joint development by JPL and DHS.

New artificial intelligence technology, developed jointly by the Jet Propulsion Lab and the Department of Homeland Security, could one day guide first responders in the field. (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon)

New artificial intelligence technology, developed jointly by the Jet Propulsion Lab and the Department of Homeland Security, could one day guide first responders in the field. (USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon)

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Clarksville Police report Infant Death

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are investigating the death of an infant that occurred yesterday. CPD Officers and paramedics were dispatched to an apartment on the 1900 block of Ashland City Road at 11:29am on Saturday in response to an E911 call that a five-month old boy was not breathing. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No other information is available at this time.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital honors it’s first responders during EMS Week

 

EMS personnel provide Aid in Emergencies

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – This week, May 18th through 24th, marks the 40th anniversary of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

EMS Week celebrates the commitment and dedication of the emergency medical technicians and paramedics who daily serve the needs of thousands of people across the nation, often under harsh and trying circumstances.

Emergency Medical Technician Karla Best and Paramedic Teresa Hegerty take inventory of their ambulance equipment  May 21, 2014 to prepare for possible medical emergencies throughout Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

Emergency Medical Technician Karla Best and Paramedic Teresa Hegerty take inventory of their ambulance equipment May 21, 2014 to prepare for possible medical emergencies throughout Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Toolkit to Help Teachers and Other Public Servants Tackle Student Debt

 

One in Four American Workers May Be Eligible For Student Debt Forgiveness

Consumer Financial Protection BureauWashington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a toolkit to empower school districts and other public service organizations to help their employees pay off student loan debt.  The CFPB is asking these employers to make a pledge to inform their employees of their options.

Up to a quarter of the U.S. workforce is in public service and may be eligible for existing student loan debt forgiveness programs, according to a CFPB report also released today. «Read the rest of this article»

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House fire claims the life of 80 year old Clarksville woman

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue responded to a house fire at 10 Trahern Terrace last night that claimed the life of a local woman.  Firefighters received the call at 11:10pm last night, and arrived to find flames shooting through the roof of the residence.

Firefighters found a woman unconscious and lying on the floor.They pulled her from the blaze and Montgomery County EMS attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health issues State Wide Extreme Heat Warning

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with partner organizations across the state to reduce deaths and life-threatening conditions caused by summer heat.

With temperatures predicted to exceed 100 degrees for several days in much of the state, Tennessee residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution and take preventive steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Regional care systems to treat severe heart attacks improve survival rates

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – North Carolina’s coordinated, regional systems for rapid care improved survival rates of patients suffering from the most severe heart attack , according to research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.

Fewer ST -segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)  patients died when paramedics diagnosed them en route to hospitals and hospitals followed well-defined guidelines to quickly treat or transfer patients to facilities that performed artery-opening procedures , if needed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department Sobriety Checkpoint and Alcohol Saturation Results for May 25th, 2012

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols on May 25th, 2012 were very busy to say the least.

The combined efforts of the law enforcement agencies, as well the paramedics on scene were instrumental in the operation going off without a hitch. The sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols were partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols on May 25th, 2012. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols on May 25th, 2012. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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