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Learn how to Save-A-Life

Free CPR training in Coldwater on February 11, 2017

Midhurst/January 13, 2017 – County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, is hosting a free Save-A-Life Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation training course on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 in Coldwater, Ontario.

"More than 11,930 residents have taken this valuable training thanks in part to the strong partnership between the County of Simcoe and the Heart and Stroke Foundation," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "As our region grows and our population ages, it is more important than ever that we provide our residents with tools and training to help our emergency responders save lives."

Those interested are asked to register in advance for the following session:

EVENT: Save-A-Life CPR Training

Where:
Coldwater Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 270
2 Michael Anne Drive, Coldwater, Ontario 

When:
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9 a.m. to Noon

Cost:
Free

Registration:
http://cpr.simcoe.ca/
705-735-6901 or toll-free at 1-800-263-3199

Participants will receive instruction in the Heart and Stroke Foundation course which includes adult and child CPR, choking emergencies, and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Participants who attend this fully certified Level-A course will receive a CPR card from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the local food bank.

In 2016, the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services' Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program provided three free courses, which saw more than 285 residents certified. Participants in turn donated 1,467 lbs of food and $306.25 for local food banks.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Contacts:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca

Sandra Page - BA, ACP
Manager, National Resuscitation Program, Ontario
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
1-905-409-7706 (mobile)
spage@hsf.ca