Archive for March 10th, 2023

Of interest … “Stop The Bleed” at Wrigley Field

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In a first for Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs have taken an important step to keep fans, staff, and players safe in case a bleeding emergency occurs by installing trauma kits at Wrigley Field. 

During the offseason, the Cubs worked with the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), as part of their Safe Chicago initiative, to install American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® kits around Wrigley Field and train ballpark staff and Cubs associates on how to respond if someone is bleeding from an injury. A person can bleed to death in as little as five minutes, and it is estimated that 57% of civilian deaths from blood loss could have been prevented if proper bleeding control techniques were applied.*

The Wrigley Field staff and Cubs associates who have been trained to STOP THE BLEED® learned the three basic techniques of bleeding control: apply direct pressure, pack the wound, or apply a tourniquet. Anyone can take the course to equip themselves with the skills necessary to save a life in a bleeding emergency. Every kit installed includes a sticker with a QR code that links to an online version of the STOP THE BLEED® course.

The STOP THE BLEED® program has already trained more than 2.6 million people around the world and helped advocate for state and local legislation to install STOP THE BLEED® kits in schools and public places and train the public in these lifesaving techniques. Every trauma kit that has been installed includes a tourniquet, wound packing gauze, a space blanket, trauma shears, an instructional manual, gloves, and a marker.

OEMC’s Safe Chicago initiative has helped make bleeding control kits and training widely accessible throughout the City of Chicago. Safe Chicago was launched in 2019 by OEMC in partnership with the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Department of Assets, Information & Services, and the ACS STOP THE BLEED® program. The Safe Chicago program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).

STOP THE BLEED® was launched in October 2015 by the White House, with a call to action to begin training more people to become immediate responders during a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives. The ACS STOP THE BLEED® program is operated under a licensing agreement granted by the Department of Defense.

More information is available at the STOP THE BLEED® website which has details on how to get trained.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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A Chicago firefighter’s wife has died from her injuries days after her son was killed in a Northwest Side fire.

She has been identified as 36-year-old Summer Day-Stewart. Her 7-year-old son, Ezra Stewart, also died after the Montclare house fire on Tuesday night. Ezra died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Two other children were critically injured in the fire, which broke out just after 9 p.m. in the 2500-block of North Rutherford Avenue. Everyone inside the home suffered severe smoke inhalation.

A deceased pet was also seen being removed from the home Wednesday morning.

Chicago fire officials passed out smoke alarms and fire prevention materials near where the fire occurred, as they always do after a deadly blaze. It’s a reminder to check devices and change batteries in the detectors, especially as we approach the time change weekend.

The home involved in the fire did have detectors.

Ignite the Spirit, a Chicago Fire Department charity, has established a fund to support the family.

Fire inspectors are working on determining the cause of the fire. Investigators wouldn’t say whether or not the fire was intentional as the cause remains under investigation.

thanks Keith

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New engine for the Hammond Fire Department

From Fire Service Inc on Facebook:

New Delivery for Hammond Central Station
E-ONE Cyclone Cab – 1st in Indiana!
• Hi-Viz Brow Light
• Low hose bed
• EMS compartment inside cab
• 1,500-GPM Hale Qmax pump + front intake
• Stainless steel E-ONE body; #FireTruck; #EONEStrength; #Cyclone; #HammondFD;

Fire Service Inc photo; #FireTruck; #EONEStrength; #Cyclone; #HammondFD;

Fire Service Inc photo; #FireTruck; #EONEStrength; #Cyclone; #HammondFD;

Fire Service Inc photo; #FireTruck; #EONEStrength; #Cyclone; #HammondFD;

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New home for Brookfield aerial … Robert Park FPD aquires spare ladder

This from Martin Nowak:

Roberts Park purchased the old truck from Brookfield. I took this picture a few weeks ago. Since then, it has been sent in to get updated according to my source. It will be a spare truck.; #EONE; #FireTruck; #BrookfieldFD;

Martin Nowak photo

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