Patient’s chest catches fire during open-heart surgery because of lung damage

2019-06-05 12:42

Surgery can be risky, but a flash fire is usually not one of the dangers that spring to mind when you are wheeled into the theatre.

Uber to provide emergency response service in SA

2018-10-20 16:00

Uber is teaming up with a Durban-based company to enable customers and drivers in the SA to use the app to summon medical and police assistance.

'Dunkirk spirit': UK banks are preparing billions in emergency lending to support the economy under a no-deal Brexit

2018-07-31 20:56

However, banks themselves have concerns over the enforceability of billions of pounds of cross-border contracts.

Here is your holiday emergency numbers guide

2017-12-10 18:36

The 2017/18 holiday season us upon and emergency officials will be working around-the-clock to ensure all motorists are safe on our roads.

Printable: Emergency contact information

2017-09-19 10:05

Stick this handy list of important emergency numbers near your phone for the babysitter or nanny.

Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

2017-06-07 08:23

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.

3 apps parents should download

2016-07-27 09:28

We use our smartphones for so many things, but are we fully equipped for when we need to use it in an emergency?

VIDEO FROM THE SCENE: Car washed away in Pretoria flash flood

Emergency personnel were struggling to retrieve a car swept away by midday on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

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First-aid kit: What you need in YOUR car

2014-12-18 14:28

First-aid kits are vital, especially with young children when you're heading off on holiday. There should always be one in your car, one at home. Here's what you should know...


2014-09-19 13:40

Small children are most at risk for choking, when an object gets stuck in the airway.


WATCH: What really happens when you get shot?

2019-03-13 09:20

We see it happen in movies and on television, but no one wants to experience it in real life. So, what really happens when you get shot? WARNING: This video contains violent movie scenes.

This is everything you should do in a medical emergency – including how to avoid paying R5,000 for an ambulance

2018-09-08 09:06

'Too often people make up stories to get ambulances there quicker.'

A complete 6-step guide to preparing for a household emergency

2018-04-09 17:52

Man-made or natural disaster? For most household emergencies time is of the essence – the quicker you respond, the less damage.

Would you be able to spot an asthma attack in the workplace?

2017-10-04 10:55

An asthma attack can be fatal and always requires swift action. Knowing what to do in case of an asthma emergency can save a life.

Emergency centre saves little boy’s life on opening day

2017-08-17 15:07

The life of a two-year-old boy was saved after he’d been rushed to a newly opened emergency centre

Burning car threatens restaurant, cops push it through the drive-through lane

A US cop's dash-cam captured the officer successfully moving a burning vehicle away from a restaurant using his patrol vehicle. Bravo officer Chris Womack.

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A crash-detecting app that travels with you

2016-06-21 10:51

CrashDetech is an app that detects when you are involved in an accident…and summons help.

10111 hotline not so hot

2015-08-21 10:23

POLICE 10111 hotline operators need extensive training to answer and deal with emergency calls from children. This was just one of the suggestions at a community meeting with police on Wednesday evening.

Mel B's driver saved her life while her husband is MIA

2014-12-15 13:59

Mel B's chauffeur saved her life by rushing her to hospital after realising she'd collapsed in the back of the car.

How to save a choking baby

2014-01-24 09:56

Choking is a terrifying situation - even more so for children. This infographic shows you exactly what to do to help a child.

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