AMR/City of Rochester and UR Trauma Team-up to host Lifesaving Training

AMR/City of Rochester and UR Trauma  Team-up to host Lifesaving Training




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Rochester, NY – American Medical Response (AMR), University of Rochester’s Trauma team and the City of Rochester in partnership will observe EMS Week by offering “Hands-Only CPR” and “Stop-the-Bleed” skills training. AMR will train thousands of people nationally in compression only CPR during EMS Week. In Rochester, the training will take place throughout EMS Week hosted by the City of Rochester’s Recreation Centers and The Rochester Public Market. Participation is FREE-not a certifying course. Training will be offered:

May 22, 2017
Flint Street Recreation
271 Flint Street
6-8 p.m.

May 23, 2017
School #17
158 Orchard Street
6-8 p.m.

May 24th, 2017
530 Webster Avenue
6-8 p.m.

May 25, 2017
Carter Street Recreation
500 Carter Street
6-8 p.m.

May 27, 2017
Rochester Public Market
280 Union Street N.
10-2 p.m.

Companies, churches, and non-profit organizations are also encouraged to participate by encouraging associated citizens to get involved. These skills can be learned in less than 30 minutes. All participants will be eligible to win a FREE American Heart Association class for additional life-saving training for a group of 6 participants. For additional details please call 585-530-1232.

Bystander CPR can double the chances of survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims. Currently, Rochester’s chance of a cardiac arrest patient-receiving bystander CPR is less than 10%. This community has witnessed successful resuscitation with bystander CPR however; the community has to do more to increase education and awareness on training that can save lives.

Most recently Rochester has seen active shooter scenarios that have resulted in multiple injuries and deaths. By providing public training of bleeding control skills can potentially save lives. As identified with CPR, bystanders on location can provide the lifesaving bleeding control skills prior to first responder’s arrival. For cardiac arrest and natural and man-made disasters, our city can advocate by improving public awareness about these much-needed skills to help save lives.

This event will empower and train residents of the Rochester community to save lives.
Our primary goal is to save lives by encouraging bystanders to assist in the chain of survival by recognizing sudden cardiac arrest, providing CPR and stopping severe bleeding.

National Emergency Medical Service Week (EMS) is May 21-27, 2017, a nationally recognized week sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). EMS Week recognizes Emergency Medical Technicians, and paramedics for their dedication and passion to serving their communities. Every year-during EMS Week, communities around the country support EMS professionals through advocacy, education, and acknowledging heroic deeds. The theme for this year’s EMS Week is EMS STRONG: “Always in Service.” Recognizing the men and women who provide 24-7 service and coverage to the communities they serve

About AMR-Rural/Metro
American Medical Response (AMR) is the nation’s leading provider of medical transportation and community-based mobile healthcare. Every year more than 26,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to provide emergency care, non-emergency medical transportation and mobile healthcare services in communities across the country. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.


Contact: LaShay Harris