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May 15
Celebrate Life During National EMS Week

Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will celebrate cardiac arrest survivors from 2014 with two events during National EMS Week, Sunday, May 17, through Saturday, May 23, 2015. The 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 18, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wake County EMS Station 1 Open House

Stop by for a visit at EMS Station 1. Visitors can see an ambulance, learn about EMS, study CPR and pick up a piece of fresh fruit. Attendees can get their blood pressure 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 St., in the Public Safety Center, Raleigh. Parking is available in the Wake County Parking Deck, 216 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh.

Tuesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Code: Celebrate! 2015

The public is invited to the main local event for National EMS Week, called "Code: Celebrate!" 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. William Fulton, a local survivor and teacher at the Governor Morehead School, and his family will give an in-depth story about his cardiac arrest experience.

"This event is a great way to celebrate survival while promoting those important CPR skills that every member of the community should have," said Chris Colangelo, Interim Director of Wake County EMS.

Entertainment includes:

  • Teeghan DeNoris, accompanied by Ari Moore
  • The Wake County EMS Happy Band
  • The G Squad of Garner Senior Center
  • Don Johnson and Bud Davenport of the band Antique Outlaws

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Duke Energy Center, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

View more information about EMS Week.





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