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Register Now for Leon County’s Press the Chest 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2022

Register Now for Leon County’s Press the Chest 2022

Free Educational Community-Wide CPR Training Event

WHO: Leon County Government
WHAT: Press the Chest 2022
WHEN:

Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. - noon 

Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE:

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center; 505 W. Pensacola St.

Leon County invites you to Press the Chest 2022, a free community-wide CPR training event on Saturday, May 14 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St., starting at 10 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Press the Chest  is an annual event that focuses on the importance of providing the community with the skills, knowledge and confidence to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). County events like Press the Chest contribute to Leon County’s cardiac survival rate of 58%, which far exceeds the national average of 18%. To register, visit LeonCountyFL.gov/PresstheChest.

Since 2010, Leon County has trained more than 15,000 residents with hands-on instruction on how to do CPR correctly. Each participant of Press the Chest will receive an American Heart Association personal “CPR Anytime” kit containing a CPR manikin, DVD, and educational materials that they can use to teach family and friends. The highly credentialed Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel will teach life-saving recommendations made by the American Heart Association, including C-A-B (Compressions-Airway-Breathing) along with the new emphasis on “Hands-Only CPR.” Participants will also be taught how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). This is not a certification event.

The event is hosted in collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, HCA Florida Capital Hospital, Florida Department of Health-Leon County, Tallahassee Community College EMS Program, Florida A&M University Student Health Services, Tallahassee Fire Department, Premier Health and Fitness, Health Science Consulting, Who We Play For, Safe Kids of the Big Bend, Capital Area Healthy Start, Consolidated Dispatch Agency, Simply Health Care Plans, Inc., and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capital Police.

For more information, contact Maj. Sally Davis, Leon County Emergency Medical Services, at (850) 606-2100 / DavisSal@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov .

About Leon County EMS

Launched in December 2003, Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a department of Leon County Government, has provided the highest quality emergency care available and continues to enhance this vital community service. Nationally accredited and recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS provides clinically superior, cost-effective emergency medical services and transport to the citizens and visitors of Leon County. Stay up to date with all things EMS by liking or following EMS on Facebook.

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Caption: Leon County Press the Chest 2022 graphic

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Caption: Leon County EMS staff train residents in CPR at Press the Chest 2019

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