Posts Tagged ‘Wireless Lifesaver’
Last night in Washington, D.C., CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent accepted the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Hope Awards. Steve accepted the award on behalf of the wireless industry for its work on the Wireless AMBER Alerts, which has now transitioned to Wireless Emergency Alerts. As Steve noted in his remarks, [...]
Chris O’Neill was driving along Lake Oswego, Oregon when he saw an SUV teetering over an embankment. After using his cellphone to call 911, he risked his life by crawling into the unsteady SUV to save the 4-year old strapped in the backseat.
After a tornado landed in Harrisburg, Illinois, a donut delivery driver and his truck were lifted out of a store’s loading dock and thrown into a nearby pond. With local emergency responders overwhelmed with the devastation, a local man, David Murphy, jumped in and used his cellphone’s light to find the injured driver and helped [...]
Clarence Williams of Gardner, Kansas was driving to work one morning, as usual, when he witnessed a horrific crash. Using his cellphone to call 911, he gave them the location of the accident and assessed the condition of the driver, a pregnant mother who was bleeding and unconscious. Staying with the woman until emergency responders [...]
The students at the University of Maryland in College Park are safer on campus these days thanks to Dr. Ashok Agrawala. He describes a virtual campus safety app he created called “Escort-M” that transmits real-time audio, video and location information from a UMD user’s wireless device to public safety personnel at the university’s Security Operations [...]
Home alone with her little brother, Alexis Stannis of Pompano Beach, Florida heard someone trying to break into her home through a window. She quickly grabbed her brother and her cellphone, locked her bedroom door, hid in the closet and called 911. The police came in time to arrest three teens, including one armed with [...]
One day, Allison Motto’s husband suddenly went into cardiac arrest. Using her cellphone, Allison called 911 and with instructions from the dispatcher, timed 100 chest compressions to keep her husband’s blood pumping until the emergency personnel arrived. Thanks to Allison’s quick actions and cellphone, she saved her husband’s life and prevented brain damage.
While waiting one morning at their school bus stop, 13-year-olds David Beckley, Jr. and Tyler Creswell of Canton, Ohio, saw flames from a neighbor’s porch that began to engulf the house. Without hesitation, Beckley used his cellphone to call 911. The boys then rushed to the back door of the house and tried to break [...]