Toronto Paramedic Services to hold CPR and defibrillator training session at City Hall as a Heart Month event

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Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City team will offer one-to-one coaching in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) for members of the public and City staff tomorrow as a Heart Month event.

Media are invited to attend at any time during the three-hour event to photograph, film and interview paramedics demonstrating these emergency procedures. There will not be any official remarks.

Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Safe City instructors teach thousands of Toronto residents first aid, CPR and AED use every year. While training is not necessary to perform basic CPR in a medical emergency, it is recommended because it gives a person the confidence to start CPR or use a defibrillator device before paramedics arrive.

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