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For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2015

Peel Paramedics Offer Free CPR Demonstrations During Heart Month

What: Peel paramedics will be offering free demonstrations on how to do hands-only CPR and how to use a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) during Heart Month, which takes place each February nationwide.
Why: Performing hands-only CPR increases a person’s chance of survival during a cardiac arrest. By raising awareness and giving people an opportunity to try hands-only CPR and use a PAD, paramedics hope residents will gain the confidence to act in an emergency. Peel’s bystander CPR rate still sits at about 35 per cent.
Who: Peel Paramedics and students from Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School will be leading CPR and Public Access Defibrillator demonstrations.
Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Sunnybrook Centre for Pre-Hospital Medicine will be available for interview from noon to 1 p.m.
When: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Bramalea City Centre, Bay Court
25 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton

Peel paramedics respond to more than 100,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelregion.ca/paramedics or follow them at twitter.com/peel_paramedics.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information, call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700 or visit peelregion.ca/health.



Brad Bowie
Community Relations Officer
Peel Regional Paramedic Services
905-791-7800, ext. 3956

Rachelle Brown
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 2166

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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