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FROM THE CHIEF'S CORNER: SCHOOL IS BACK AND SO ARE SPORTS INJURIES!

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

September 12, 2013 (San Diego) – School is now back in session and along with it comes sports! With over 30 million youths participating in sports, injuries are very likely to occur. Most sports related injuries can be prevented with some basic preventive measures says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.

Keeping in shape “prior” to the season is a good start.  It’s still hot, so take it easy on hot or humid days and keep hydrated. Warm up prior to engaging is also important. Many schools require a physical exam before starting a school sport. Check with your child’s school. You may even want to have your child get a physical from your family physician.

THREE HOSPITALIZED AFTER FIGHT IN SANTEE: BEATEN WITH BATS, KNIFE LODGED IN VICTIM’S SKULL

 
March 13, 2013 (Santee) – Lakeside Sheriff’s patrol deputies responding to a report of a stabbing victim at 10:32 p.m. last night near 9660 Marilla Drive found a juvenile with a knife lodged in his skull.  Witnesses told deputies that they had witnessed a large fight in the Ryder Road area in Santee involving around five males seen using baseball bats, brass knuckles asnd knives. Three victims were transported to hospitals with injuries. 

FROM THE CHIEFS CORNER: 4TH OF JULY SAFETY TIPS

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna  East County Magazine “In-House” Fire Chief
July 2, 2012 (East County) -- Each year, especially during the early summer weeks around the Fourth of July, thousands of people are treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries. While some are minor, many of these injuries are serious, for example, resulting in burns or blindness. In 2008, seven deaths from fireworks-related injuries were reported; perhaps these could have been prevented.

PARKED VEHICLE CRASHES INTO ELDER CARE HOME IN LA MESA, CAUSES FATAL INJURY TO RESIDENT

 
 
June 27, 2012 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police responded to a vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in the 4900 block of Mills Street, where they discovered that a motorist had parked a vehicle on the street and failed to apply the parking break or put the vehicle in park. After the driver left the area, the vehicle began rolling backwards and across to the west side of the street colliding into an elder care home.

MAN IN STOLEN VEHICLE DIES AFTER SHERIFF’S PURSUIT ENDS IN HEAD-ON CRASH

 

April 28, 2012 (Valley Center) – A Sheriff’s pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Valley Center ended in a head-on crash resulting in multiple injuries and death of a man who has not yet been identified.

On April 25 shortly after 9 a.m., San Diego Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a stolen 2007 Ford Focus with three people inside, but it failed to yield.  A high-speed chase ensued, reaching speeds of 80 mph, the Valley Roadrunner reports.

BICYCLISTS PROTEST OUTSIDE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CALL FOR IMPROVED SAFETY FOR RIDERS

 
By Nadin Abbott
 
April 26, 2012 (San Diego)--Bicyclists rode to the San Diego Civic Center Concourse to try to raise awareness among San Diegans of the perils facing riders. They came to pay tribute to Charles Raymond Gilbreth, a 63 year old man killed on Montezuma Road near San Diego State University last Wednesday. 

THE DARK SIDE OF “GREEN”: WIND TURBINE ACCIDENTS, INJURIES AND FATALITIES RAISE SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS

 
By Miriam Raftery
 
April 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Today marks the “International Protest Day Against Wind Power” with 765 websites participating.
 
A dark side of the wind industry that many media outlets have failed to report on is the thousands of documented cases of serious accidents. These include numerous documented cases of turbines falling over, blades flying off, injuries to workers and the public, and at least 99 reported fatality accidents.

WOMAN RESCUED FROM ROLLOVER CRASH IN LAKESIDE

 

February 17, 2012 (Lakeside) – Firefighters from El Cajon and Lakeside Fire Departments utilized the jaws of life to free an injured motorist in a rollover accident on Aurora Drive.  The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.  The female driver was traveling west on Aurora when she failed to slow down at a sharp corner and hit a curb, causing her vehicle to flip over, according to the CHP.

WOMAN SUFFERS BURNS IN EL CAJON HOUSE FIRE

 

September 25, 2011 (El Cajon) -- An elderly woman and her dog have been displaced from their home following an early morning fire.

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