Life Alert to the Rescue! Gets help within minutes of a fire!!!

Daily News Report 9:01 p.m. MST December 20, 2016

According to a release by the City of Alamogordo, at about 7:30 a.m. the Alamogordo Fire Department was dispatched to 211 Sunrise Avenue for a structure fire with one occupant trapped inside. Judith Thompson, 77, activated her life alert and identified heavy fire conditions in the room where she was seated. Within minutes, firefighters and medical personnel from AFD and American Medical Response (AMR) were on scene.

Initial entry crews found heavy fire conditions in the living room of the residence.  A rapid search of the room conducted by firefighters located Thompson, who was unconscious and seated in a chair directly adjacent to the fire. Firefighters rapidly removed Thompson from the residence and initiated lifesaving efforts. AFD and AMR personnel continued treatment and transported Thompson to the hospital where she is in stable condition and has resumed consciousness.

Firefighters conducted a search of the rest of the home and quickly extinguished the fire.  Firefighters were able to contain the damage to the areas initially involved.  The residence has sustained significant damage and the family has been referred to the Red Cross for support. The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is being conducted by AFD and the State Fire Marshal’s office.

“Our firefighters performed exemplary and as a result of their rapid response and actions, saved Ms. Thompson’s life,” said Fire Chief Mikel Ward. “Alamogordo truly has the best men and women serving in the fire department.  It’s days like today we are reminded how valuable their service is.”

Ward also extended his appreciation to AMR, the Alamogordo Police Department and Otero County Office of Emergency Services for their assistance and support

Healthy Gifts

It is gift giving season and finding the perfect gift for that perfect someone can be tough; between the person who has everything, to the partner who says they don’t want anything, shopping for “the” gift can make you want to tear your hair out! While it is fun to get your loved ones great gifts, sometimes it is extra fun to get yourself something special too. If you’re an aging senior citizen looking to gain more independence, the perfect gift for you is Life Alert!  That’s right, Life Alert, the original “Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up,” people.  Their lightweight, waterproof, medical alert pendant can summon help fast, 24/7, with one simple press of the emergency button. Life Alert’s medical alert system allows you to live in your own home safely and independently, thus making the ideal personal gift this season!

Still feeling stumped on what other special gifts to get the special people in your life?  Want more ideas? Read about these other great and healthy gift ideas from[1] and be stumped no more!

Workout Bag

The perfect gift for a friend who is embarking on a new fitness goal.

Cool Apronapron

One of the healthiest changes you can make is to start eating natural food cooked at home. But it’s often hard to find the time—or motivation—to rattle those pots and pans.  A nice apron can be the perfect back drop to culinary inspiration.

Yoga Mat or Kit

A beginner’s yoga kit includes a lightweight and portable nonslip yoga mat and strap, a resistance band, a small foamy exercise ball, and a workout guide with an accompanying DVD. A chart of yoga poses also comes in handy for novices struggling with what-goes-where positions.

Food Savers

Cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables is much healthier than nuking a frozen meal or dialing for takeout, but recipes that call for just a pinch of lemon zest or a spoonful of diced onion can fill your fridge fast with half-used produce in plastic baggie4-vegetable-container-400x400s. Yet airtight storage containers, designed to resemble lemons, limes, garlic, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and grapefruit, can solve that problem.

Although these gifts are great ideas, this holiday season, get yourself the best gift of all; 24/7 personal protection. Life Alert‘s medical alert system allows you to summon help in any home emergency such as a serious fall, a home invasion or even a home fire.  Giving feels so good, but the only thing that feels better is having great personal protection with Life Alert! For a free brochure on all their wonderful services call 1-800-513-2934.

Works Cited:

  1. “50 Healthy Gifts Under $50.” com. <,,20539484,00.html >.