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EPFD, Drowning Prevention Coalition set to hold ‘May Day CPR’ training event

According to the American Heart Association, about 70 percent cardiac arrests happen away from hospitals. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

To that end, the El Paso Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will host a free May Day CPR Event on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the EPFD Training Academy located in Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Drive

The El Paso Fire Department and the Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso, will provide free Hands-Only CPR training. There will also be family fun with a jumping balloon, music, hot dogs, refreshments, door prizes, and much more.

Individuals can register in advance for the free CPR class by going to the Drowning Prevention Coalition website and scheduling their 20-minute hands-only CPR class. Classes are open to all ages. Walk-ins are welcome as well.

To learn more about hands-only CPR and receive alerts of a cardiac arrest happening nearby, download the free PulsePoint app for iPhone and Android smartphones at apple.elpasofire.org and android.elpasofire.org

WHAT: May Day Free CPR Event.

WHERE: El Paso Fire Department Training Academy –  6900 Delta Dr., El Paso TX, 79915

WHEN: May 18, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM

El Paso Fire Department: Hands-only CPR Can Save Lives

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Texans, with four out of five cardiac arrests occurring at home. Often times, friends, family or colleagues are the first by-standers when these medical emergencies occur.

By having the majority of the populace trained in hands-only CPR, important medical intervention can occur while first-responders arrive.

“The emphasis is to teach people to get involved when they see an emergency by first calling 9-1-1 and then doing hands-only CPR until help arrives,” said Fire Paramedic Martin Dominguez. “It just takes 5 minutes to learn Citizen CPR, but hopefully those who take this class will want to take a full CPR class in the future.”

Every year, the El Paso Fire Department conducts several events to teach hands-only CPR to the public. For the second year, EPFD will join the Texas Two Step statewide campaign. Training teams representing all 11 Texas medical schools will conduct this statewide hands-only CPR training to raise public awareness and train as many people as possible to save lives.

Training teams representing all eleven Texas medical schools will conduct this statewide hands-only CPR training to raise public awareness of hands-only CPR and train as many people as possible to save lives.

The El Paso Fire Department will be offering the public FREE lessons on basic, hands-only CPR on Saturday Feb. 11from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun Metro Terminal on 601 S. Santa Fe St.

TTUHSC El Paso Joins Statewide Effort to Teach CPR

As part of a statewide effort to teach lifesaving first-aid skills, free hands-only CPR training sessions will be offered throughout El Paso and the rest of Texas this weekend.

The Texas Two Step: Save a Life Campaign is led locally by medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ElPaso. The future doctors will volunteer at seven public locations on Saturday, offering bystanders free five-minute CPR training sessions.

Participants will learn how to act quickly in the event of cardiac arrest by taking two critical steps: step one is to call 911, and step two is to0001 initiate CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.

Participants will practice on mannequins and be provided with educational materials summarizing the skills learned.

Last year, more than 4,200 individuals in 53 Texas locations took the lifesaving training course, with the help of more than 650 medical students.

What: Statewide hands-only CPR training

When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11

Where: Various locations citywide (see schedule below).

8 a.m. – Noon Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood Dr.

8 a.m. – Noon Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N. Mesa St.

8 a.m. – Noon Rotacare Clinic, 301 S. Schutz Dr.

8 a.m. – Noon El Paso Baptist Clinic, 816 S. Florence St.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.        Sun Metro Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Station –  601 S. Santa Fe St.

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. San Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills St.

Noon – 4 p.m. The Fountains at Farah (Amphitheater Lawn and Stage) – 8889 Gateway Blvd. West

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El Paso FD to Host Hands-Only CPR Event Saturday

In conjunction with three schools of the Ysleta Independent School District and the El Paso Masonic Family, the El Paso Fire Department will be teaching hands-only CPR to the public on Saturday Aug. 20 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge Hall parking lot located at 1808 Hunter Dr.

“We wanted to help the community near our lodge,” said Lt. Divenus Parker. “We do numerous events throughout the year throughout the city, but this is the first in our neighborhood.”

Additionally, the Masonic Family will be giving free basic school supplies to needy families in the Del Norte Elementary, Hacienda Heights Elementary and Bel Air Middle populations.

There will also be free food, drinks, music, games, jumping balloons, a voter registration booth and a fire truck display.

Families are encouraged to bring their school supply list to assist with the process.

Texas Tech UHSC offering free CPR lessons, attempting to break Guinness World Record

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine students are joining a statewide effort to teach participants how to perform hands-only CPR while breaking a Guinness World Record with “Texas Two Step: How to Save a Life.”

The event is a free, 20-minute, bilingual training session in hands-only CPR. Participants will learn how to act quickly by taking two steps: Step One – call 911; Step Two – begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest.

Those who participate in the free public event will practice on mannequins and be provided with educational materials summarizing the skills learned.

TTUHSC El Paso has collaborated with the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP), Texas Medical Association (TMA), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), HealthCorps, MaveRx, as well as El Paso organizations to host the event. More than 11,000 participants are expected throughout the state. Other cities participating include Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

El Paso Locations:

8 a.m. – Noon Bowling Family YMCA – 5509 Will Ruth Avenue
8 a.m. – Noon El Paso Baptist Clinic – 816 S. Florence Street
8 a.m. – Noon Loya Family YMCA – 2044 Trawood Drive
8 a.m. – Noon RotaCare Clinic – 301 S. Schutz Drive
8 a.m. – Noon Sun Metro Bert Williams Downtown Santa Fe Transfer Station – 601 S. Santa Fe Street
Noon – 4 p.m. El Paso Walmart Supercenter – 7555 N. Mesa Street
Noon – 4 p.m. The Fountains at Farah – 8889 Gateway Blvd West
Noon – 4 p.m. Sun Metro Eastside Transfer Station -1165 Sunmount Drive
Noon – 4 p.m. Sun Metro Robert E. McKee Five Points Transfer Station – 2830 Montana Avenue
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