Off-duty Granite Police Officer saves man from burning home
It was a typical Saturday morning for Granite School District Police Officer Philip Afonso as he was taking advantage of his day off to run errands – or so he thought. As Officer Afonso was returning to his home, he noticed heavy black smoke coming from the area near Sentinel Ridge Blvd. and 14300 South in Herriman. Afonso rushed to the area where the smoke was billowing from and encountered an attached garage on fire.
Crediting his police training, Afonso quickly rushed into action. Hearing popping noises and small explosions from the garage, he sprinted to the front door of the attached townhome and made entry. Officer Afonso shouted “police” as he began searching the home for anyone who may be inside. A man in his 30s who was on the second floor responded to Afonso’s calls and came down the stairs. “There was lots of smoke, and it was really hot, and I told the man ‘we’re leaving – we’re getting out,’” Afonso said. He then promptly escorted the dazed man down the stairs and out of the burning home to safety. (Read More)
WSU professor bolsters life-saving efforts in community via PulsePoint app
When approached to be involved in an initiative to improve the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in Weber and Morgan counties, a WSU professor answered the call.
Bill Robertson, associate professor of emergency healthcare, teamed up with Deputy Chief Michael Slater of the Ogden City Fire Department to incorporate the life-saving efforts of the mobile app, PulsePoint, into the local community. (Read More)
Rep. Blake Moore, Utah and national leaders, speak out on what U.S. global engagement is worth to Utah
At a conversation Tuesday with Utah leaders, hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), U.S. Representative Blake Moore (R-UT-01) spoke out on how U.S. engagement around the world matters locally to Utah communities. Rep. Moore was joined by Gen. Robert B. Neller, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), and Miles Hanson, President & CEO, World Trade Center Utah, for a discussion on how American leadership in the world helps Utah’s economy and families.
With more than $18 billion in global exports from Utah in 2021, America’s investments in diplomacy and development benefit Utah locally. Last year, more than 430,000 jobs in Utah were supported by international trade. Of the more than 3,500 Utah businesses that export goods, 85 percent are small or medium-sized businesses. (Read More)