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Thursday, September 29, 2016

PGFD to Bring Lifesaving Technology to Region via 9-1-1 Integrated Smartphone App

MEDIA ADVISORY
PGFD to Bring Lifesaving Technology to Region via 9-1-1 Integrated Smartphone App

What:    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor will join representatives from CTIA Wireless Foundation to announce the PGFD’s participation in PulsePoint, a free mobile app that alerts CPR trained citizens of cardiac arrests in their vicinity and enables them to provide potentially life-saving CPR.

               A live demonstration of hands-only CPR will be performed.  Bystander CPR is critical to the successful resuscitation of sudden cardiac arrest patients.

               Media is invited to join us on Wednesday, October 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover for the announcement and celebration.

Who:      County Executive Rushern L. Baker III
                Fire Chief Marc Bashoor
                CTIA Wireless Foundation Executive Director Athena Polydorou

When:    Wednesday, October 12th
               11:00 a.m. ET

Where:   Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex
                8001 Sheriff Road
                Landover, MD 20785

Press Contact:
PGFD: Mark E. Brady, (240) 508-7930
PulsePoint: Shannon Smith, (773) 339-7513

CTIA Wireless Foundation: Allison Moon, (202) 736-3245


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