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September is National Preparedness Month, a great opportunity to raise awareness about personal preparedness. The EMS Community is always ready to respond to emergencies in our jobs, but are our families, friends and neighbors as prepared? September is a good time to develop or update our disaster plans. Follow this link to see an American Red Cross plan on how to assemble a disaster kit in 21 weeks.
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizens Corp and the Advertising Council and is held each September to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies (FEMA, 2011).
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AMR San Bernardino County Trains 4,391 People on Compression Only CPR - The second annual American Medical Response (AMR) World CPR Challenge rolled across the U.S. Wednesday, May 21. AMR teams from 80 operational locations came together for one mission: to teach people how to save a life by learning compression-only CPR. At 175 events in 28 states, AMR professionals trained 61,883 people during the 24-hour event, beating their 2013 record by more than 6,000.
In San Bernardino County AMR trained 4,391. AMR paramedics, EMTs and support team members trained participants in compression-only CPR at 4 separate training events held in the county; including schools and a baseball game.
ICEMA would like to congratulate AMR who was selected as a silver award winner in 12th Annual American Business Awards in the category of "Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - More Than 2,500 Employees" for the 2013 AMR World CPR Challenge. More than 3,300 companies of all sizes and industries were nominated so, being selected as the silver winner is a great honor. You can read about it in the news release at http://www.emsworld.com/press.
While the AMR CPR Challenge is a one-day event, AMR professionals teach compression-only CPR throughout the year. Contact your local AMR operation to find out where you can learn this lifesaving skill.