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Mayor Parker to Commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service

Who:
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
American Heart Association
Department of Neighborhoods – Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Program
Houston Fire Department
Health and Human Services Department

What:
September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance -
Hands-Only CPR and CPR Anytime “train the trainer” sessions for City employees

When:
Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.
(Additional training sessions at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.)

Where:
City Building at 7125 Ardmore Street, Houston, TX 77054

Notes:
September 11, 2012, marks the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The date is officially recognized by the federal government as The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. “9/11 Day” encourages individuals, groups and employers to engage in charitable activities and good deeds to honor the memory of the victims of the attacks.

In observance of this special day, Houston Mayor Annise Parker will deliver comments commemorating the 11th Anniversary of 9/11 at 10 a.m. at the City’s facilities located at 7125 Ardmore Street. The mayor’s presentation will be followed by a day of public service consisting of Hands-Only CPR and CPR Anytime “train the trainer” sessions for more than 145 City employees.

The training will be conducted by trainers from the Department of Neighborhoods, Houston Fire Department, Houston Department of Health and Human Services and other departments in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA). The trainees will be employees from the Department of Neighborhoods and trainer representatives from other City departments.

AHA Hands-Only CPR and CPR Anytime modules are designed to bring cardiopulmonary resuscitation training into homes, workplaces and communities. The goal is for the trainees to become trainers and educate five friends or family members on basic CPR. The training takes just 22 minutes. The all-in-one training kits contain everything needed to learn basic CPR. Once the training is completed, the kits are available for trainees to take home to train others. Effective bystander CPR administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. For more information about Hands-Only CPR and CPR Anytime, visit: www.heart.org.

The City’s 9/11 Day public service project is part of Everyone Can Be a Lifesaver, an initiative of HoustonSERVICE.org administered by the Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Program. To learn more about the Department of Neighborhoods and the Mayor’s Volunteer Initiatives Program, visit: www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods.

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Contact:
Evangelina Vigil
evangelina.vigil@houstontx.gov
832.393.0832

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