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York Region Paramedic Services reminds you that #ItsInYourHands



CPR Month campaign encourages people to learn hands-only CPR

Newmarket – If someone was in cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? In support of CPR Month, York Region Paramedic Services is offering hands-only CPR awareness sessions to the public to help build confidence in acting to save a life during a suspected cardiac emergency.

The training sessions will also be an opportunity for the public and members of the media to participate and learn the impact CPR can make during an emergency.

Event Details

When:

Saturday, November 24, 2018
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:
Aaniin Community Centre, Main Atrium
5665 14th Avenue, City of Markham
 
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, approximately 40,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest every year in Canada. While 80 per cent of these occur at home or in a public place, bystanders only perform CPR 15 per cent of the time. By learning hands-only CPR, the power to save a life is in your hands. During a suspected cardiac arrest, doing hands-only CPR before paramedics arrive can have a significant effect on a person’s chance of survival.

More information about CPR and CPR Month can be found at york.ca/CPRMonth

York Region’s team of over 550 paramedics provide emergency response and community care to residents and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Visit us at york.ca/paramedics or follow us on Twitter @YorkParamedics

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local municipalities and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:

Joe Chawla, Community and Health Services, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone:  1-877-464-9675  ext. 77240 or Cell: 289-716-7241
Email: joe.chawla@york.ca;
After hours 905-806-1216 or
Email: chs_media@york.ca


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