Health & Safety

News in Brief

Issue 11 and Volume 171.

First responders honored with new postage stamp The U.S. Postal Service is honoring firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical services professionals, and other emergency personnel with the Honoring First Responders Forever stamp. The first-day-of-issue ceremony was held recently at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, Montana, home to the nation’s largest training center for firefighters who parachute into remote areas of national forests to combat wildfires. Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create the stamp.New airway tube ups cardiac arrest survival rate According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a change in the breathing tube emergency medical services (EMS) workers use when treating victims of sudden cardiac arrest can save “more than 10,000 lives every year.” “During resuscitation, opening the airway and having proper access is a key factor for survival of a person who goes…

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