Red Cross Reports Emergency Blood Shortage Following July 4 Holiday Week

Battle of the Badges is a community event to acquire much-needed blood donations for the local hospital.
When a victim is injured, sick, or in need of help, religion, politics, and conflict become lesser concerns.
Firefighters and EMS personnel are playing against police officers to raise money for a fire captain battling cancer.
Lakeland Fire Department hopes their camp will encourage young women to join their crew down the road.
Five Tempur-Pedic mattresses were donated to several departments to ensure firefighters receive quality sleep while on shift.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the Michael A. Winson Memorial Foundation, which gives $850 scholarships to EMT students.
Hannibal Fire Department members taught fire safety and firefighting skills at the Kids in Motion camp.
Walker County Emergency Services will use the Public Safety Foundation's grant to purchase thermal imaging cameras.
Fourth through seventh graders met at the North Mankato Fire Station to learn about tourniquets, splints, and the dangers of drunk driving.
The best case for assistance is seeing United Hatzalah volunteers in action. 
The monument is a steel beam from the World Trade Center and will be the only memorial in the country dedicated solely to EMS personnel.
Pasco County Fire Rescue crew members laid sod in Gene Work's yard so he wouldn't be heavily fined by his homeowner association.
A study shows a 13-15% increase in survival rates for patients who received treatment from an AED outside of the hospital.
The Red Cross urges all eligible individuals to give now to ensure lifesaving blood products are available for hospital patients.
Palm Beach County and Delray Beach Fire Rescue crews gave 4-year-old Noah Rome a firefighter-themed bedroom makeover.