The U.S. Air Force presented the FDNY and family of Chief of Department Peter Ganci, who was killed on Sept. 11, with memorabilia from the Transit Center at Manas in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, informally named Ganci Air Base, on Apr. 3 at the FDNY Fire Academy.

Bystander CPR For People Not In Cardiac Arrest


CPR has increased the survival rate of patients suffering cardiac arrest, and early bystander CPR has been shown to double or triple survival. The sad truth is that CPR is not frequently performed by the general public. The American Heart Association has attempted to simplify CPR to the point that…


Another day with no calls #ems #whitecloud #ambulance #medicine #emt #paramedic #newyork


UPDATE: Driver who hit school bus has “very serious injuries,” CSP says. 3 kids taken to hospital as precaution.

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This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

PAck your bags its time to go to the new world. 

Are you kidding… ? 500 light years away? Do you know how far is a light year? Let me explain. A light year is the distance light travels in a year. Light travels at 299 792 458 m / s. That’s METERS PER SECOND. Making a light year 9.4605284 × 1015meters. In case you don’t know your exponents. Its 9,460,528,400,000,000 meters. I can’t even say that number in English I don’t even know how. THIS planet is THAT number multiplied by 500! The point that I’m trying to make is that we wouldn’t make it to that planet in a thousand years, not even 10,000 years. Let’s just enjoy the fuck outta this one and take care of it and have sex everyday, and not be dickheads to people, be nice. Because in all honesty this planet is all we got.