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Free Life-Saving Skills Being Offered to the Public

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2020) – Charlotte County Fire & EMS has partnered with Bayfront Health to help provide valuable lifesaving information in a fun, hands-on way. On Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Charlotte County Fire & EMS paramedics will be teaching hands-only CPR and stop the bleed tourniquet training at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.

"Requests from the public to receive hands-only CPR training is one of the most common requests we receive at headquarters. Being able to partner with Bayfront Hospital to offer this lifesaving information to the public free of charge is fantastic," said Deputy Chief Michael Davis.

The training is being offered during Bayfront Health's 2020 Health, Safety and Women's Expo at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda and will also include demonstrations from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the following health and safety preparedness events and demonstrations:

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Active Shooter Preparedness Seminar – Presented by Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Training Officer Mark Bala. Learn the products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.
12:30-1:45 p.m.: Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed Training Course – In this two-part course, find out when and how to perform hands-only CPR, and become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Both fast, easy to remember and can help you save a life.
Public Safety Demonstrations – Hands-on action stations for stop the bleed tourniquet training, hands-only CPR, and fire extinguisher training will be open and offered all day.

Admission is free and doors open at 9 a.m.

For information, contact Todd Dunn at 941-833-5610 or Todd.Dunn@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.


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