Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
When it's 110 degrees out, you can spot a common theme at many emergencies - first responders doing anything to stay cool and hydrated.
Phoenix Fire Captain Jonathan Jacobs says the department makes sure all firefighters are prepared for the blistering conditions.
"Most of our firefighters have been through a summer or so here," Jacobs said.
There is also the training that each member must attend.
"We run academies year round when we're hiring people. It's not like we're just running them in December and January. So we actually acclimate our members when they're going through the academy so they know where they're at and what they need to do," explained Jacobs.
With a mountain rescue Saturday, followed by a recycling plant fire, a two alarm industrial building fire and a wreck including a fire truck, Jacobs said the training really comes in handy.
"[First responders] pre-hydrate. They start thinking about coming to work yesterday before they show up. [They] drink plenty of water. We avoid coffee and caffeine and things like that. We have to make sure we're hydrated. That's the number one thing," said Jacobs.
Besides training, battalion chiefs at each scene always have an eye out for someone who's struggling.
"We monitor them for signs and symptoms all day long. We ask them about whether they have headaches and dizziness and fatigue," said Jacobs
Ultimately, firefighters and first responders know they're ultimately responsible for their own safety.
"We can do a lot for them but the best person to take care of their hydration and how they're going to respond at work is those members, and they do a tremendous job," said Jacobs.
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Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>