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February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Washington Square Mall
Valley Catholic students will join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and volunteers 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. Firefighters will be wearing red t-shirts at the event and during the month of February to promote conversation and action regarding heart health, CPR, cardiac emergencies, and the chain of survival.
Students, volunteers, 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.
The public is invited to stop by and see us. Visitors will be encouraged to try performing chest compressions on a mannequin and learn how to use an automated external defibrillator.