On the day after Christmas, the 11 a.m. Cross Sound Ferry from Orient to New London was running a half-hour behind. Surely there was grumbling from weary holiday passengers who wanted to get underway. But, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. READ
It takes about five minutes of performing continuous CPR until a person starts to get tired, said Greenport firefighter Mike Richter. After that, they might not push deep enough or consistently enough, he said.
But a new device purchased by the Greenport Fire Department using donated money from Peconic Landing — which is also now in use by other fire departments on the North Fork — is helping to solve that problem. READ
Southold students practicing hands-only CPR during gym class. (Credit: Chris Manfredi)
Members of the Southold Fire Department-American Heart Association Training Center taught all Southold students in the 7th through 12th grades what’s called hands-only CPR this past week.
The students were taught hands-only CPR, which doesn’t include mouth-to-mouth, during their Tuesday and Wednesday physical education classes. (more…)