Friday, February 16, 2018

Notations From the Grid (Special Friday Edition): On Our World.....

Today is a special day as we here in the United States celebrate 50 years of the First 9-1-1 Call.    The vision to create this continues to amaze us today as the system has evolved as it has: 

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50th Anniversary of the First 9-1-1 Call

Helping an Injured Person
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call. On February 16, 1968, Alabama State Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 9-1-1 call in Haleyville, Alabama and it remains as important today as it was when first introduced decades ago. Calling for help remains the first step in assisting someone in any emergency.

In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) You Are the Help Until Help Arrives (Until Help Arrives) program identifies calling 9-1-1 as the first of five actions to help someone until professional help arrives. To honor the 50 year anniversary of this important national service, take time to learn the five steps below and take the Until Help Arrives training online:
  • Call 9-1-1 and provide your specific location.
  • Stay safe by protecting the injured from harm and moving them away from any ongoing danger.
  • Stop the bleeding with firm, direct pressure, or a tourniquet.
  • Position the injured: Let someone who is conscious position themselves; put an unconscious person into the recovery position.
  • Provide comfort to the injured while keeping them warm and offering encouragement.

For more information on the history of 9-1-1, visit the National Emergency Number Association.  

Our team also was on the "prowl" as we captured this from the "Grid" on how Earth Was which blew us away--the idea of having had One continent that broke up is quite a capture!! 

What is also of note is how the World perceives The United States as it works to ensure that the Planet Survives: 

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