Hurricane Dorian: Palm Beacher and pilot Gary Lickle flew one of first civilian reconnaissance missions into storm-ravaged Bahamas this week.
Mention drowning and we all tend to envision a person in the water waving his hands, splashing and screaming for help. That’s not even remotely close to what a drowning person looks like, writes Mario Vittone in this week’s Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog.
— Read on www.soundingsonline.com/
As a professional ocean lifeguard with over 70 rescues, this article is 100% true. –R. Michael Brown, Former Lieutenant Boca Raton Beach Patrol
50 percent of pythons removed from the Everglades have been adult females each capable of laying 40 to 100 eggs per season.
That’s 500 snakes per year each laying that many eggs. Even if they got half of the snakes left (unlikely) that means a minimum of 20,000 pythons are being born per year.
That number has to be low.
Filming at the new Opportunity PreSchool in West Palm Beach. Set to open in early Summer for 285 children living in poverty. A project by Civic Association Director David Gilmour, founder of Fiji Water.
Veteran, FedEx driver stops to fold fallen flag: ‘It’s the Marine way’
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Two Marine Corps veterans and a female body builder were well into a 215-mile hike — from Ventura to San Diego — to create awareness for the plight of homeless veterans, when they considered giving up after four days of carrying 50-pound backpacks and a large American flag.
“We had left Point Mugu, walked from Ventura to Malibu and were just hating life thinking we can’t sustain it,” said Kalani Creutzburg, a 36-year-old retired major. “At first, when you put that kind of weight on, it’s not a big deal but after 40 miles, we had blisters and our muscles were locking up. We were thinking of giving up.”
That’s when Creutzburg, founder of Cammies & Canines, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless veterans and homeless dogs, received a Facebook message from a stranger.
It was Ethan Martinez, a captain with the Orange County Fire Authority at Station 56 in Buena Park. “It said, ‘When you get to Orange County, we’ll be there to meet you and make sure you get safely through,’” Creutzburg said.
The next day, Wednesday, Sept. 5, four Orange County Fire Authority firefighters met Creutzburg; Nate Schoemer, a retired staff sergeant and dog trainer; and Stephanie Rowe near the pier in Huntington Beach.
“The firefighters immediately took the packs off us and started walking with us,” Creutzburg said.
Over two days, 22 off-duty firefighters from OCFA accompanied the group through Orange County, leaving them near Camp Pendleton’s Las Pulgas Gate on Thursday, Sept. 6.
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These great folks are doing more than walking. They are pairing homeless vets with homeless dogs that they’ve trained into service dogs. They’re giving them a place to stay, work, and most of all – hope. A great cause to support.