FDNY CPR training classes - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

FDNY CPR training classes

Survivors reunited with rescuers

Updated: May 22, 2013 05:02 PM EDT
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Twelve survivors were reunited with the rescuers who saved their lives on Wednesday.

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano presided at the 19th annual Second Chance Brunch at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randalls Island.

Twelve patients who have survived cardiac arrest were reunited with the Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), FDNY EMS Officers, Firefighters, bystanders and other first responders who helped save their lives.

This year, five of the survivors received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders, co-workers or family members before FDNY members arrived.
Research has shown that immediate CPR, coupled with defibrillation within the first few minutes after sudden cardiac arrest, can greatly increase a victim's chance of survival.

The twelve survivors include a 40-year-old Canadian tourist who went into cardiac arrest while in Times Square and was aided by bystander CPR and Paramedics from FDNY EMS Station 7 on the west side of Manhattan, a 55-year-old mother of six who collapsed in cardiac arrest aboard a city bus in Brooklyn, and a 56-year-old former FDNY EMT from Rockaway Park, Queens who survived cardiac arrest and has since married.

For more information on FDNY CPR training classes please go to:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/cpr/index.shtml

  • HealthMore>>

  • The power of music

    The power of music

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:20:39 GMT
    Music is a powerful force that impacts how we feel, think and react to many things in life. Music has healing power, sets a mood and even influences how we eat and shop. Whether you're at the grocery store or shoe shopping, there's usually music on. Music is everywhere and we can listen to whatever we want.
    Music is a powerful force that impacts how we feel, think and react to many things in life. Music has healing power, sets a mood and even influences how we eat and shop. Whether you're at the grocery store or shoe shopping, there's usually music on. Music is everywhere and we can listen to whatever we want.
  • Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

    Waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady

    The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates.
    The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates.
  • Good schools may be good for a teen's health, too

    Good schools may be good for a teen's health, too

    Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.
    Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices