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June 16, 2017
Toronto Paramedic Services to teach Palmerston Public School Grade 6 students how to start-a-heart
Toronto Paramedic Services Safe City staff will teach approximately 30 Grade 6 students how to perform hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to start someone's heart. This is the third year this training has been offered.

Media are invited to film the training and interview the instructor and selected students.

Date: Friday, June 16
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Palmerston Public School, 734 Palmerston Ave.

The Toronto Paramedic Services' Safe City program promotes the importance of bystander CPR and AED use in the City of Toronto to save the lives of those who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Students are never too young to learn these skills.

The program oversees the placement and maintenance of more than 1,500 AEDs in public places throughout the city and trains thousands of residents in First Aid, CPR and AED use. On average, between seven and 16 people are saved each year in Toronto by bystanders stepping in to start CPR and use an AED to save a life before the paramedics arrive.

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Gayle Pollock
Toronto Paramedic Services



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