Toronto Paramedic Services to Demonstrate CPR Techniques and AED Use

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Safe City Instructors and Paramedics from Toronto Paramedic Services will give demonstrations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and automated external defibrillator (AED) use at City Hall. By learning these important life-saving skills, members of the public can help paramedics save lives of more cardiac arrest patients.

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 100 Queen St. W., Toronto City Hall, Rotunda

When someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, bystanders can improve the patient’s chances for survival by calling 911, immediately starting CPR and delivering a life-saving shock from an AED if needed. Since 2011, 61 people have been saved with these actions.

More information about CPR and first aid courses offered by Toronto Paramedic Services is available at http://www.torontoparamedicservices.ca/cpr-first-aid-courses/

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada’s 150th birthday with “TO Canada with Love,” a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

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Media contact: Kim McKinnon, Toronto Paramedic Services, 416-392-2255, kim.mckinnon@toronto.ca