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For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2015
 
 
 

Peel Regional Council Learns Hands Only CPR As Part Of Delegation To Launch New Paramedic Public Access Defibrillation Program

 

What:

Peel Regional Council will learn CPR as part of a delegation from Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS) for their Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program.

Why:

With each passing minute after a cardiac arrest, the probability of survival declines by 7%, which is why performing CPR and using an AED right away is critical to giving that individual the best chance of survival. The PAD program aims to save more lives by working to ensure all Peel residents have access to lifesaving AED devices in public places and through raising awareness with the public that anyone can ‘be the one’ and help save a life.

Who:

All of Peel Regional Council
Peter Dundas, Chief of Peel Regional Paramedic Services
Paul Snobelen, Community Safety Programs Specialist

When

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 9:30am

Where:

Region of Peel – 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton Suite A, 5th Floor, Council Chambers

 

Peel Paramedics respond to more than 100,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelems.ca 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.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Joan Endersby
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4655


Paul Snobelen
Community Safety Programs Specialist
Peel Regional Paramedic Servicesl
905-791-1585, ext. 3101


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


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www.peelregion.ca

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