Day: August 22, 2014

Paramedics, Firefighters Receive Lifesaver Awards

A dozen Taney County Ambulance District employees along with 12 Branson firefighters receive Lifesaver Awards for their actions resulting in the successful resuscitation of 6 patients in cardiac arrest over the past 3 months. TCAD Clinical Services Major Matthew Aumiller says the protocol of cardio-cerebral resuscitation along with increased bystander CPR has greatly improved survival …

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Fire Corp Member Attends Homeland Security Training

Lawrence W. Hiles, a volunteer Branson Fire Corp member recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federal-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation. Hiles …

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Transformer Fire Leaves Thousands in the Heat

OZARK, Mo.- A transformer fire in Ozark and Sparta leaves thousands of people without power Thursday night. According to Julie Maus, Manager of Media Relations for Empire District Electric, the fire started around 5 p.m. destroying a transformer and leaving 45-hundred people trying to stay cool without power for AC or fans… http://mp3/template_maxi/player_mp3_maxi.swf Empire Electric …

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Heat Advisory Issued

BRANSON, Mo. – The National Weather Service in Springfield issues a heat advisory across the majority of southwest Missouri this afternoon. According to meteorologist Drew Albert, the heat advisory will likely last through Monday: http://mp3/template_maxi/player_mp3_maxi.swf Albert says this heat wave feel especially hot because of the Ozarks’ mild summer this year, and typically the average …

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