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1980s Disco Hit “Stayin Alive” to Help Students Save Lives with Hands-Only™ CPR Training

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 
Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale is partnering with Stranahan High School to provide Hands-Only CPR training to students and staff on Wednesday, October 29th.  Local media is invited to attend at 1 p.m.

The innovative training program is set to the tune of the 1980’s disco hit, “Stayin Alive.”  The hands only CPR technique consists of two steps: call 911, then push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. The beat of the disco music is consistent with the recommended rhythm for the hands-only CPR procedure.

Hands-Only CPR can help a heart attack victim survive three to five minutes -- possibly enough time until emergency medical services arrive.

The training program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the American Heart Association and Cities of Service. Approximately 200-300 students will be trained each day over the next five days.

Who:
The City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management and Domestic Preparedness Bureau in partnership with Broward County Public Schools

What: 
Hands-Only™ CPR training for approximately 75 Stranahan High School students

When:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:
Stranahan High School Gymnasium, located at 1800 S.W. 5th Place, Fort Lauderdale

Links to Hands-Only campaign:
http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_STAYIN/about.php http://www.pimsmultimedia.com/AHA_STAYIN/media.php


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