Hogwarts Prop Train Rescues Stranded Family

In times of emergency, who comes to our rescue is the last thing on our minds. Whether it be a herd of elephants or an 8-year-old kid, safety is all that matters. But sometimes, we are pleasantly surprised. What started out as a nightmare for this Scottish family turned into an adventure on the Hogwarts Express.

The family of six was spending a vacation camping in the Scottish Highlands. But on Friday, Jon Cluett woke up and walked out of his hut on Loch Eilt to find that their 16-foot red canoe had disappeared, probably washed away by the river.

Miles away from their car and with no other option, Cluett phoned the police. What the officer would reply was nothing short of astounding.

“The policeman said, ‘We’ve arranged for the next train passing to stop for you, and you’re not going to believe this but it’s the Hogwarts Express steam train. Your kids are going to love it,’”

Expectedly, the Cluett children did what any Potterhead would — flip out. If the Hogwarts Express is a go-to rescue vehicle along Fort William and Mallaig, GPS may no longer be a priority to casual hikers.

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Don’t Panic! Dealing with Emergencies through the BeepBeep Nation App

At least once in our lives, I’m sure we have experienced feeling utterly helpless. It may be because we’re alone in an unfamiliar place. It may be because we forgot something vital to our current situation. Other times, it may be because we just downright panic when dealing with emergencies, especially big ones. Panic, unfortunately, often aggravates whatever problem we face. It’s crippling. It might even be dangerous.

But just like how technology has an answer to everything, there might finally be a way to train our minds not to head straight to panic and instead, immediately consider our options and seek help. Especially when there’s an app that’s ready to answer to our needs during any particular crisis  — check out the BeepBeep Nation app.

The BeepBeep Nation App not only offers a platform for people to get the help they need on a daily basis like a ride to work or restaurant recommendations, it can also effectively assist you in dealing with emergencies. That’s what makes it distinct from other service-providing apps. Here’s a list of just some things BeepBeep Nation can help with:

  1. Vehicle breakdown

Not all of us can change a flat tire. Some of us may not even have backup tires ready all the time (though I highly discourage that!). Other times, it may be a serious vehicular damage we’ve never seen before so we have no idea how to fix. Needless to say, you can easily imagine how frustrating it is when your vehicle breaks down and you’re not sure what to do or whom to call for help.

But through BeepBeep Nation, you can simply beep out a help request and users near you will offer to assist with your car problems. Because user responses are always real-time, you can get help anytime. All you need to do are specify some details including these: your vehicle type, your exact location, and your exact problem. It would also help if you can identify if your vehicle needs towing or if you’ve already thought of a solution that you just don’t know how to reach. Let all these facts be known in your beep, and more effective help will arrive more quickly.

Simple, right? Now you can avoid hyperventilating inside a broken down car and instantly be able to deal with it.

2. Medical emergency

Perhaps another more panic-inducing, possibly more hazardous situation is a medical emergency. Whether it’s you, a companion, or someone else that needs medical attention, swift responses are always, always necessary. Every second matters, especially if you’re not certain how serious the case happens to be.

Through BeepBeep Nation, you can quickly receive help from a medic nearby. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive during severe medical problems, for instance, you can beep out a help request for instant first aid response. Of course, there may be times that all you need is a little assistance from a medical officer. Whichever the case, BeepBeep Nation is there to guide you in dealing with emergencies. Check out the illustration above for some of the medical issues that it can help you with.

3. Missing persons or pets

I know, I know. Not panicking when someone you love goes missing is easier said than done. But just keep in mind that blanking out due to extreme emotions isn’t really going to make things better. So after the initial burst, maybe take the time to take care of yourself and calm down first. Because what the situation calls for, as per usual, is action. And BeepBeep Nation provides you a platform to do that.

It will be very helpful to promptly beep out a request on the app when you can’t find a family member or your beloved pet. Specify some necessary details: what they look like, when and where you last saw them, what they were wearing at the time, and other facts that can help BeepBeep Nation users to identify them.

Coming soon to app stores near you, BeepBeep Nation will truly be a life-changing app. Not only can it help requestors attend to their more common everyday needs, helpers to feel good about themselves when helping out, and both of them to socialize and enjoy face-to-face interaction with others, it has a plethora of other important features. And as we’ve seen, one thing it can really help with is dealing with emergencies. Who knows, because we are finally equipped to handle them and avoid panic, BeepBeep Nation might even eventually jumpstart a change in our mindsets.

For now, check out the EMINENT (EMN) token — fuel for the BeepBeep Nation app. Pre-sale is currently live. Don’t hesitate to participate in a world of change. Get started now!

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Deaf Dog Rescues Lost 3-Year-Old

We all know dogs are capable of achieving amazing feats — that is just completely irrefutable. They rescue their owners from gas leaks, help calm veterans with PTSD, plant trees to restore burnt forests, track survivors of an earthquake, and even comfort anxious cheetahs.

Dogs do these awe-inspiring acts, sometimes in spite of their own disability. A partially blind and deaf dog recently became an honorary member of the police as he rescued a three-year-old girl who was lost in the Australian bush in Queensland.

Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the girl, named locally as Aurora, overnight and then helped lead her grandmother directly to her location after a huge search and rescue operation . . . Aurora wandered off alone on Friday afternoon and was found safe in bushland 2 kilometres from her house at around 7.30am local time on Saturday, according to ABC News.

100 volunteers were involved in the emergency search, but it was the deaf dog that eventually led to Aurora after camping with her the whole night. Queensland Police showered Max, the deaf dog, with praises and tweeted that he is now an honorary member of the police force.

[Aurora’s grandmother Leisa Marie Bennett] told ABC News: “I think [Aurora] was a bit overwhelmed by the tears and the howling, but I explained to her how happy those tears were. It could have gone any of 100 ways, but she’s here, she’s alive, she’s well and it’s a great outcome for our family.”

I swear, dogs just never run out of life-saving surprises for their human friends. And for rescuing a 3-year-old girl, Max truly deserves his yummy one-of-a-kind treat from the Queensland police.

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Ambulance Caters To Mental Illness Emergencies

As it becomes less of a stigma, mental health is finally receiving the attention it deserves. People are embracing their conditions thanks to online tools like DIY therapy and help hotlines. Notwithstanding, feeling vulnerable and ashamed remains a looming issue — one that Sweden is tackling firsthand. Countering rising suicide rates, Stockholm has introduced the world’s first mental health ambulance.

Inside the ambulance is a warm, inviting area equipped with comfortable seats instead of medical equipment, two mental health nurses and one paramedic.

The Psychiatric Emergency Response Team attends to roughly 130 calls monthly, countering 15,000 attempts annually. So far, the ambulance’s success rate has risen steadily.

“I can’t see any reason as to why the project shouldn’t continue,” [Mental Health Emergency head Fredrik] Bengtsson said. “It has been considered a huge success by police, nurses, healthcare officials, as well as by the patients.”

It sounds as though Sweden is the first to get things right. If mental illness is as urgent as physical trauma, why not treat it as such?

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Pregnant Doctor Delivers Baby Before Giving Birth

Delivering a baby is always a unique experience. You could be a preteen delivering your brother or an OB-Gyn delivering a gorilla. Regardless, the journey is always different. Pregnant doctor Amanda Hess thought she’d only be birthing her own child when she stepped out to deliver another woman’s baby.

While waiting to begin the procedures to have her labor induced, she glanced at the computer screen in her room that alerts the medical staff to patients’ conditions and noticed that an unknown woman was having complications with her pregnancy.

“I heard nurses running down the hallway,” Hess says. “I said, ‘Do you guys need some help?’”

Patient Leah Halliday-Johnson’s baby was experiencing sharp drops in her heartbeat. When Hess learned that the on-call OB-Gyn was not on duty, she immediately took action.

Dr. Hess, in practice about seven years, says occasionally women deliver a baby in the hospital when a doctor can’t make it in time and in those cases, the nurses handle the birth.

But Dr. Hess didn’t mind at all, and afterward returned to her own room and started the medication to induce her own labor.

To us, the decision may have demanded more thought — but to Dr. Hess, it was a total no-brainer.

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Apple Watch Saves Man From Car Accident

The Apple Watch, good for notifications, counting your steps and telling the time, has also saved a life, enabling student Casey Bennett to call 911 from a car wreck.

Casey Bennett was driving to his home from college when he got involved in a T-bone accident at an intersection. The car flipped multiple times before landing on its side, leaving Casey stuck to the driver’s seat… But he couldn’t reach for his phone as the interiors of his car were all messed up.

He then remembered that his Apple Watch has a special feature that could help him in the situation. So, he pressed and held the crown on his Apple Watch for six seconds and activated the emergency SOS feature.

It’s an unconventional way to sell the product to potential users, but it is effective. The watch also helped Bennett maintain a regime and diet after the accident.

Apart from the Apple Watch, many flagship Android Wear devices like the LG Watch Urbane 2 and ASUS ZenWatch 3/ ZenWatch 2 also sport this feature.

It’s time for me to look at smart watches again, and perhaps buy one this time.

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Could Drones Be Life Savers?

In times of emergency, we rely solely on human action, men or women driving ambulances through winding traffic in the hopes of tending to their patients before it’s too late. Constantly developing technology has allowed such emergency procedures to improve, and now drones are being used to transport defibrillators to people stricken by cardiac arrest.

Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18 cardiac arrests within about 5 minutes of launch. That was almost 17 minutes faster on average than ambulances – a big deal for a condition where minutes mean life or death.

The versatile drone, used primarily in capturing live videos, surveying dangerous areas, and monitoring wildlife, is now expanding its areas of expertise.

Drones are increasingly being tested or used in a variety of settings, including to deliver retail goods to consumers in remote areas, search for lost hikers and help police monitor traffic or crowds. Using them to speed medical care seemed like a logical next step.

The researchers used a small heart defibrillator weighing less than two pounds, featuring an electronic voice that gives instructions on how to use the device.

Drones are among a myriad of new machines with a great potential for saving lives. Preliminary testing of drone defibrillators is currently taking place in the Northwestern University in Chicago.

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