HERMAN HOSTS LEADERSHIP CLASS
Leadership Lake Houston is a program designed to grow and develop community leaders in the Lake Houston area. Constable Mark Herman greeted the most-recent group along with other staff members and spoke about the various operations of the constable’s office. The Precinct 4 K-9 division gave a presentation and the group was shown some of the agency’s specialty vehicles and equipment. “Thank you, Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce, for all you do for our community,” said Herman.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is Houston’s premier event – drawing more than 2.5 million people in 2019 – and Houston Airports are bringing the rodeo to passengers traveling through the airports. The airport system is again giving passengers a first-class peek into one of the world’s largest livestock exhibitions from some of Houston’s most promising young artists. From now through the end of March, Houston Airports will display almost 200 works of art from past winners – pre-K through 12th-grade – of the show’s School Art Program showcasing the culture, history and heritage of Texas. Also on display throughout both airports are one-of-a-kind items, rodeo gear, a covered chuck wagon at the new international concourse at William P. Hobby Airport, a giant-sized cowboy boot at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and more. Each year, about 300,000 students from Houston-area schools participate in the contest that awards 15 four-year, $18,000 School Art Scholarships to graduating seniors. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com.
CPR KIOSKS AT BUSH AIRPORT
Hands-only CPR is a proven lifesaver, and a new interactive kiosk at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) makes the lifesaving measure teachable and accessible to the thousands of staff and passengers that traverse through the airport each day. The CPR Kiosk location at Terminal E near the food court area held an unveiling and demonstration. The American Heart Association (AHA) and United Airlines teamed up and launched a new interactive kiosk designed to teach Hands-Only CPR. The kiosk, operated by the AHA, is the first of its kind in a Houston airport and provides the training in about five minutes. The AHA is planning additional kiosk placements throughout Greater Houston in the coming months, according to AHA spokesperson Stacy Christian. Every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital and more than 20% occur in public places like airports, casinos and sporting facilities. Survival from cardiac arrest depends on immediately receiving CPR.
The kiosk features a touch screen with a video program that provides a brief introduction and overview of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test.