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May 16
Celebrate Cardiac Arrest Survivors During National EMS Week

Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will celebrate the lives of the 87 cardiac arrest survivors from 2013 during National EMS Week, Sunday, May 18, 2014, through Saturday, May 24, 2014. Two events will be held in celebration of the life-saving roles of Wake County EMS and the people whose lives they save every day.

Monday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Code: Celebrate! 2014

The public is invited to Code: Celebrate!, the main local event for National EMS Week. It is held annually and recognizes emergency responders who participated in cardiac arrest saves during the previous year. Survivors are invited to meet their responders and to share their stories. A local survivor and his family will give an in-depth story about his cardiac arrest experience.

“The celebration gives EMS providers the chance to meet some of the survivors under better circumstances,” said Wake County EMS Director Dr. Brent Myers. “It’s a great feeling to meet these inspirational people and their families.”

Other activities include:

  • Dance performance by The Movement Connection entitled Élan Métre Sustained.
  • Wake County EMS Paramedic Brian Woodard singing “All of You.”
  • Performance by the Enloe High School Drum Line.

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh.

Wednesday, May 21, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wake County EMS Station 1 Open House

Come out and see an ambulance and EMS equipment up close, learn hands-only CPR and meet Pete the Paramedic Panda. Attendees can get their blood pressure (BP) checked and receive healthy living guidance from the Wake County Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Team. EMS Station 1 is located at 120 W. Davie Street, in the Public Safety Center, Raleigh. Parking is available in the Wake County Parking Deck, 213 W. Cabarrus Street, Raleigh.

View more information about EMS Week.





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