HLN TV‘s What Would You Do series presents the following scenario: A passerby suddenly collapses in front of EMTs, but the emergency personnel do nothing to help. What should happen now? HLN had 2 actors pose as the off-duty EMTs, while a stunt professional acted out the stricken patient. The result is definitely encouraging.
A TU-204 passenger jet made a hard landing at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow. Then it crashed into the nearby highway. Debris can be seen flying onto the roadway & slamming right into traffic. The Interior Ministry reports that at least 4 were killed & 4 critically injured. Officials believe that the crash could have been caused by pilot error. Two people were found dead at the scene while a third, a 27-year-old woman, died on tyhe way to the hospital.
As father of a seven-year-old, the unthinkable tragedy in Newtown, CT hits me hard. Even so, I haven’t allowed myself to think about it too much; I don’t think I would deal well with the anxiety & pain. What the parents & relatives of these poor children & staff members must be going through must be beyond description. I can’t imagine what the first responders & backup among police, fire & EMS must have been thinking or feeling. Yet they faithfully performed their duties in the face of the unthinkable. My heart goes out to all involved & affected. Rest in peace.