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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Teenager Meets Rescuers that Helped Save His Life

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department will wrap up our EMS Week activities with a really great story.

A 17-year-old male suffered sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball at a high school in Brandywine.  Family and a bystander, an off-duty Fairfax County Firefighter/Paramedic, started CPR.   An automatic external defibrillator (AED) on hand at the school was retrieved and applied.  Firefighter/Medics arrived and provided advanced life support and transported the teen to a nearby hospital.  Fortunately, the teen has survived. 

The teen and his family would like to thank everyone in person.  Most everyone will meet for the very first time. 

The Fire/EMS Department will present Emergency Services and Fire Chiefs Awards.

WHAT:             Rescued Teenager Meets the Rescuers
WHEN:            Friday, May 20, 1:30 pm
WHERE:         Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building, 6820 Webster Street, Landover Hills
                        (If using GPS – use Hyattsville)

WHO:              The teen, his family, high school officials, firefighter/medics

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