FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Pat Kelly, OFD, 321.303.7772 (onsite)
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
City of Orlando Encourages Citizens
to "Take Heart Orlando"
Community-wide Initiative Will Help Save
Lives in Central Florida
Through a new City-wide initiative launched by Mayor Buddy Dyer,
residents and visitors in Orlando will be more likely to survive a heart
attack in Orlando than just about anywhere else.
Every second between when a heart attack starts and when CPR begins can
be the difference between life and death. The new initiative, Take Heart
Orlando, is aimed at training every Orlando resident in hands-only CPR
to ensure Orlando has the highest cardiac save rate in America. City of
Orlando employees began the earlier this year, with nearly 99% of all
employees trained to date.
This Saturday, September 21, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3
Commissioner Robert F. Stuart will join with Orlando Fire Chief John
Miller and the Orlando Fire Department for the City’s first
community-wide, hands-only CPR and AED training session as part of the
Take Heart Orlando initiative.
Every year in the U.S. 400,000 people suffer from cardiac arrests and
unfortunately, 90% of those people do not survive because they do not
receive immediate CPR. Through the hands-only CPR/AED training,
residents will increase the survivability of cardiac arrest in the City
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Registration - 8:00 a.m.
**Media Window – 8:45 a.m.**
Edgewater High School Gymnasium
3100 Edgewater Drive
Parking is available at Edgewater High School in the north parking lot
by the gym.
For more information on the hands-only CPR/AED training