News Flash module icon

View Archived News Releases (From January 1 - June 30, 2013 )

News Flash

TVF&R

Posted on: February 5, 2019

TVF&R, Tigard Police and Valley Catholic Teach Hands-Only CPR at Washington Square Mall

Washington Square Hands-Only CPR Event

Valley Catholic students will join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and Tigard Police in teaching hands-only CPR to Washington Square Mall guests and retailers on Saturday, February 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the area below the food court. This Heart Month event is designed to promote conversation and action regarding heart health, CPR, cardiac emergencies, and the chain of survival.

Students, police officers, and firefighters will demonstrate how easy it is to perform hands-only CPR by practicing the skill on mannequins. Pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Staying Alive” can maintain circulation and breathing for a cardiac patient until firefighter-paramedics arrive to begin advanced medical care.

“Washington Square is one of the most frequented shopping centers in the Portland area with upwards of several thousand shoppers visiting the property on any given Saturday,” said Maria Halstead, senior property manager at Washington Square. “We are proud to support our local Tualatin Valley first responders and their efforts to spread awareness of heart health and to teach our visitors how to perform CPR and live-saving techniques. With as many shoppers that walk through our door, we hope Washington Square’s visibility will lead to more people receiving proper CPR training and hopefully, help save lives in the process.”  

According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people experience cardiac arrest each year outside of a hospital setting. A victim’s chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for each minute without CPR from the time of arrest, making bystander intervention crucial. When community members are willing and able to provide early CPR, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are readily available, the chances of a patient surviving a cardiac event increase.  


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in TVF&R

flameless_candle_4_thumb.jpg

Keep the Holidays Merry

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Fire District Eclipse Preparations

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Firefighters Battle Aloha House Fire

Posted on: March 31, 2017
2016 Toy Drive.JPG

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Home Visits Enhance Patient Care

Posted on: November 8, 2016
IMG_4631.JPG

Newberg and TVF&R Join Forces

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Posted on: November 23, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters ‘Go Pink’

Posted on: October 8, 2015
New-Station-70.jpg

TVF&R Opens New Station 70 in Raleigh Hills

Posted on: September 30, 2015

TVF&R Welcomes Its Newest Recruits

Posted on: February 3, 2015
PROJ MISC BEAVERTON FORUM 2014 03 19 sm.jpg

Beaverton Community Vision Update

Posted on: March 17, 2014
PulsePoint App

Happy Birthday PulsePoint!

Posted on: January 29, 2014