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First Responders postage stamp: 2018

U.S. Postage Service (USPS) will recognize First Responders with the issue of a special stamp later in 2018.

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Stop the Bleed

New York University at Winthrop has expanded their “Stop the Bleed” education program for first responders in Nassau County New York to include law enforcement, school educators, and others in response to a boat propeller accident. The program now trains citizens to assist in bleeding emergencies before professionals arrive on the scene. The goal being […]

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Malta Doctors Call for Propeller Safety Public Legislation & Boat Design

Three physicians on the Mediterranean Island of Malta are calling or the use of boat propeller guards. Their paper in the Malta Medical Journal covers the accident and recovery of a propeller accident victim there. The 44 year old man was scuba diving off Malta. As he was surfacing, strong currents pushed him into the […]

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Blunt Trauma & Biomechanics of Boat Propeller & Propeller Guard Strikes: Part 1

Introduction The boating industry often cites the dangers of being struck by a propeller guard as a reason for not using them. They claim boat propeller guards exhibit a much larger cross sectional area than an unguarded propeller and as a result those in the water are much more likely to be struck by the […]

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Blunt Trauma & Biomechanics of Boat Propeller & Propeller Guard Strikes: Part 2

This post is Part 2. Please view Part 1 first. Biomechanics Per Biomechanics of Chest and Abdomen Impact. Chapter 53. David Viano and Albert King. Biomedical Engineering Fundamentals: “The biomechanical response of the body has three components: (1) inertial resistance by acceleration of body masses, (2) elastic resistance by compression of stiff structures and tissues, […]

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Tribute to Rescuers, First Responders, Paramedics, Surgeons, and Others

We frequently read of people making great efforts and sometimes even risking their own lives to save the lives of boat propeller accident victims. A recent propeller accident re-enactment spurred us into action to recognize the pilots, EMT’s, paramedics, doctors, nurses, bystanders, and others that often come to the rescue. They often represent the difference […]

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