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May 10
Wake County to Recognize Patients, Emergency Responders During National EMS Week, May 15–21

Wake County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will honor cardiac arrest survivors from 2015 with two events during National EMS Week, which runs May 15–21. The events will celebrate the life-saving role of Wake County EMS and the people whose lives they save every day.

Monday, May 16, 8 a.m.–noon
Wake County EMS Station 1 Open House

Stop by for a visit at EMS Station 1. Visitors will 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 in the Public Safety Center at 120 W. Davie St., Raleigh. Parking is available in the Wake County Parking Deck at 213 W. Cabarrus St.

Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Code: Celebrate! 2016

The public is invited to the main local event for National EMS Week, called "Code: Celebrate!" This annual event recognizes emergency responders who participated in cardiac arrest saves during the previous year. Survivors are invited to meet their responders and share their stories.

"This event is a great way to celebrate survival while promoting those important CPR skills that every member of the community should have," said Dr. Jose Cabanas, director of Wake County EMS.

Event performances include:

  • Andrew Berinson, featuring Annalise Stalls
  • Don Johnson and Bud Davenport of the Antique Outlaws
  • Wendell Baptist Men's Ensemble
  • Governor Morehead School for the Blind's Cheerleading Squad

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

View more information here.





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