Federal Grant Opens Doors for Overdose Education, Narcan TrainingSt. Louis On Track to Break Last Year's Overdose Deaths
Some Restaurants Donating 100% of Profits During Snyder Dine Out EventOrganizer Katie Zaitz-Fink aims to raise $150,000 for the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association.
Community Rallies Support for Officer Blake SnyderDonations are welcome and can be submitted through the Backstoppers website.
BackStoppers Sees Increased Donations for Officer FlamionEveryone is encouraged to continue donating to the Flamion fund, which will be needed to pay his long-term medical bills.
Guns 'N Hoses Raises Record Amount for Backstoppers“We are proud to continue to support the great work being done by The BackStoppers,” said David Stokes, president of the Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association.
Study Shows CPR, AED's Increase Survival Chances A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows survival chances increase substantially when bystanders deliver CPR and defibrillation before first responders arrive.
Life-Like Mannequins Interact with STL First Responders in Training"Instead of me standing there relating the information to them, they actually have to think their way through and treat the actual mannequin, just like you do in the field," says EMS supervisor Chris Thompson.
Firefighters Suspended for Campaigning on the Job The firefighters are accused of violating a statute that forbids first responders from being involved with campaigns while in uniform or on duty.
New Advice for First Responders in Mass Attack SituationsDr. Laurie Byrne director of emergency medicine at Saint Louis University says the new push is for trained medics to rush into the scene with
Area First Responders Learn From Boston"Lots of drills. You cannot drill enough because every time you have a drill you learn something new, a weakness you need to beef up on"
How Will Sandy Hit First Responders?Therapist Theresa Hubbard says like soldiers, first responders can experience traumatic stress.
Stairway Collapse Injures First RespondersThree St. Louis Fire Department employees are being treated for injuries after a stairway collapse.