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June, 2013
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 Shoppers Get a Special Surprise!

What can you see at the mall that might save a life?

Shoppers at Capital Mall in Olympia had a bit of a surprise the other day; they were treated to a highly unusual demonstration of a life saving act. To the tune of the Bee Gees hit “Stayin’ Alive” a flash mob hit the west side mall. The “mob” was made up of Emergency Medical Technicians sponsored by Thurston County Medic One and they were there to demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for shoppers. (A video can be found here.)

Steve Romines, Thurston County Medic One Director, says they are encouraging citizens to learn CPR and to possibly help save a life. As part of National, State and Thurston County EMS Week, Medic One is making an extra effort to have citizens learn the simple skill of CPR. Citizen CPR can double the chance of survival for someone who experiences cardiac arrest.

In Thurston County, the cardiac arrest survival rate is one of the highest in the nation at 45%, compared to a national rate about 16%. Romines says, “The more citizens who learn CPR, the better that survival rate can become.” Thurston County Medic One offers free citizen CPR classes. For class schedules see the Thurston County Medic One CPR Class Web Site.

By John Tennis

Thurston County Commissioners see CPR in action. Thurston County Commissioners see CPR in action.