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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Clackamas Fire reunites cardiac arrest survivors and rescuers (Photo) - 10/04/19

Clackamas Fire District #1 will hold its eighth Chain of Survival Celebration and challenge coin presentation on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center (519 15th St., Oregon City, OR 97045) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The celebration will honor 13 cardiac arrest survivors and recognize the individuals involved in saving their lives. The phrase “chain of survival” was coined to describe a series of events that if strung together and performed in a timely manner, greatly improves the chances of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in an out of hospital setting.

A cardiac arrest save is made possible by identifying a medical emergency, taking immediate action by calling 9-1-1, a bystander administers Hands-Only CPR, defibrillation with an AED (if available), advanced life support by first responders, post cardiac arrest care by the hospital, and as a result - the ‘chain’ is unbroken.

The survivors have been given a second chance at life, thanks in part to the quick and selfless actions of bystanders, their loved ones, and trained professionals. The celebration is an opportunity to reunite survivors with their rescuers, demonstrate the importance in how the steps in the chain increases survival, and to celebrate life.

The media is invited to attend. To set up interviews with survivors at the event, please contact Public Information Officer Capt. Brandon Paxton.

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