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Check Presentation to Susan G. Komen Foundation
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Serious Accident Route 3 North Rockland
Mar 14, 2014
BMW rear-ends tractor trailer, driver seriously injured
LANE LAMBERT
PUBLISHED: MAR 14, 2014 1:38 PM
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 1:38 PM
The driver of a BMW was seriously injured late Friday morning when his car rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Route 3 in Rockland. State Police spokesman David Procopio said the accident occurred at 11:45 a.m. in the left, northbound lane of Route 3, near exit 14.He said the crash sent both vehicles onto the highway’s median strip. The tractor-trailer driver wasn’t injured, but the male driver of the BMW was taken to South Shore Hospital.The identity and hometown of the injured driver weren’t immediately available.The northbound left lane continues to be closed while State Police investigate the cause of the accident. Procopio said the right lane is open.
Change Clocks - Replace Batteries - March 9th
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Ice Rescue Training Pics
Jan 09, 2014

 

Group 2 took advantage of the cold weather on 1-9-14 and conducted training on ice rescue.


Ice Safety Tips

Dangers of Thin Ice

“The only truly safe ice is at your local skating rink!” said State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan. “There are several variables that affect the strength of ice on bodies of water, so many that no ice can ever be declared completely safe, especially running water in streams, brooks, rivers,” said Coan. Air temperature changes continuously, resulting in thawing and re-freezing. In addition, uneven ice thickness, water currents, tree stumps, rocks and groundwater springs can weaken the ice.

Don’t Become a Victim

If you see someone fall through ice remember to “Reach, Throw and Go”.

  • Reach from shore with a branch, pole, ladder or similar object.
  • Throw a rope to the victim or something to keep them afloat such as a life preserver or boat seat cushion.
  • Go for help and dial 9-1-1. Do not go out onto the ice where you can become a victim yourself.

If You Fall In

If you fall through ice, it is vital to not panic. Turn toward the direction you came from. Place your hands and arms onto the ice and place your body against the edge of the ice and kick with your legs to push yourself forward out of the water, onto the ice. If you break through again, keep trying until you are on solid ice. Remain lying down to keep your weight distributed evenly. If you stand up, you could fall back in. Roll away from the hole and crawl back towards the shore. Get medical help immediately.

Protect Your Pets: Keep Dogs Leashed

“This is the time of year where unleashed dogs and would-be rescuers also frequently fall through the ice,” said Coan, “Protect your pets by keeping them leashed when near water or frozen water.” He added, “If a pet falls through the ice, call 9-1-1 to get help coming immediately. Fire departments have the gear and equipment for cold water rescues.”


Drivers badly injured in Rockland head-on crash
Dec 12, 2013

One driver is in intensive care and a second driver has serious injuries from a late Wednesday night collision.

Fire Department Capt. Thomas Heaney said the head-on crash occurred at 11:45 p.m. at 167 Concord St., close to the Harmon Golf and Fitness Club entrance.

Heaney said the female driver of one vehicle is in South Shore Hospital’s intensive care unit with head and abdominal trauma, while the male driver of the other vehicle is also in South Shore Hospital with serious neck and back injuries.

He said firefighters had to extricate the male driver from his vehicle. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Driver identification, vehicle models and details about the crash weren’t immediately available from Rockland police.



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