Tate High School Presents Senior Awards

May 24, 2018

Tate High School recently held their Senior Honors Night. Among the awards presented to the Tate High Class of 2018 were:

National Merit Commended Scholars – Ashlyn Adams, Hannah Huggins, William Jones, Rosemary Smyth

Eagle Scouts — Paul Ashton, Alexander Babkin, Zachary Kempf, Lathan Lee, Jon Levan, Jonathan McClure, Patrick McHaney, Adam Norre, Blake Norre, Charles Page, Samuel Peterson, Ethan Stillwell, Thomas Young

Military Enlisted

  • USMC: Aleaha Burleigh, Turner Cobb, Dylan Frederick, Jordan Heiny, Dalton Shenberger
  • US ARMY: Carson Burgess, Parker Hand, Khavory Hartwell, Andrew Hoskins, Dawson Hux, Sage Martin, Mykaela Reed, Kaitlyn Reeves, Daniella Sandoval
  • USAF: Emiyah Blanton, Patrick McHaney, Michael Morton, Claire Pierce
  • USN: Brandon Pollock, Ulysses Silguero

Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship — Miranda Avery

Cox Hero Award – Nina Ventura

DAR Good Citizen Scholarship — Brandon Pollock
Northwest Florida Gator Club & Pensacola Heritage Foundation — Mollie Anderson

Pensacola Civitan Club Citizenship Award — Maurice Hendricks

Poarch Creek Indians Scholarship — Henry Langford, Christian McGhee

Take Stock in Children Scholarship — Olivia Brown, Devin Searcy, Taylor Smith, Sabra Stewart

Barnhill Family GRIT Award & Scholarship – Danielle Williams

John E. Frenkel Educational Grants (Pensacola Interstate Fair) -- Miranda Avery, Adam Norre, Blake Norre, Trae Melton, Kathryn Skipper, Rosemary Smyth, Nicole Woods

Chris Williams Memorial History Scholarship – Thomas Young

Dillon Roberson Aggie Hero Award — Dawson Foster

PSRA Bob Hemme Scholarship — Emma Grissom

One Injured In Late Night Cantonment Crash

May 24, 2018

One person was injured in a single vehicle crash just before midnight Wednesday near County Road 97 at  Sandicrest Drive in Cantonment.

A male driver lost control and crashed into a chain link fence. He was transported to an area hospital by Escambia County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Ensley Station of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Escambia County Announces CPR App To Help Save Lives

May 24, 2018

Escambia County Emergency Medical Services has joined more than 2,800 communities nationwide to launch the PulsePoint mobile app in Escambia County, a lifesaving app that alerts CPR-trained citizens when someone in a nearby public place suffers sudden cardiac arrest.

Public safety communications centers send alerts through the app at the same time they dispatch first responders to the scene, so that citizens may administer aid while responders are en route. The app also notifies users of the closest available automated external defibrillator, or AED.

According to the American Heart Association, there are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually in the U.S., about 90 percent of which end in death. Early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have proven to be crucial in improving a person’s chance of survival.

The American Heart Association estimates that effective hands-only CPR provided immediately after a cardiac emergency can double or triple a person’s chance of survival, but only 46 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims received bystander CPR in 2016. Even fewer receive a potentially lifesaving therapeutic shock from a public access AED.

Anyone with a smartphone can download the free PulsePoint Respond app through the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Once the app is installed, select the agency serving the area where you live or work to receive alerts. Users may follow more than one agency.
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If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware PulsePoint app will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest AED.

PulsePoint is a nonprofit foundation building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and off-duty personnel, empowering them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.