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MEDSTAR EMS AND FORT WORTH FIRE DEPARTMENT HOST FREE LIFESAVING CPR INSTRUCTION THIS WEEKEND AT THE MAIN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL
MedStar EMS and the Fort Worth Fire Department are hosting a
booth at the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival this weekend to teach lifesaving chest compressions to festival-goers.
This event serves as the public kick-off to MedStar’s 25 in 5 Community Chest Compression Campaign to teach this simple form of hands-only CPR to 25,000 people over the next five years.
After only a few hours at the Main Street Arts Festival on Thursday, over 150 people have already been instructed and received their commemorative Chest Compression Champ cards.
Thursday, 4/14 – 10 am – 10 pm
Friday 4/15 – 10 am – 11 pm
Saturday 4/17 – 10am – 11pm
Sunday 4/18 – 10am – 7pm
Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival
Northwest corner of 7th Street and Main, Downtown Fort Worth
Chest compressions are quick to learn, easy to do and could give someone with cardiac arrest a second chance at life. Through this campaign, MedStar will provide free instruction at community events, local business, schools and churches and other public gatherings. More information and sign ups are available at www.medstar911.org.
Responding to over 100,000 calls each year, MedStar EMS is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance service provider to over 880,000 residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities including Haltom City, Burleson, Saginaw, White Settlement, Forest Hill, River Oaks, Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, Blue Mound, Edgecliff Village, Haslet, Lakeside and Westover Hills. Established in 1986, MedStar is governed by the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority board of directors, is one of only 132 ambulance services in the country to receive national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and is named the 2010 Texas EMS Provider of the Year by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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Posted on Thu, April 14, 2011
by Suzy Miller