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Carondelet hospitals salute first responders during EMS Week with free CPR classes

TUCSON – Carondelet St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s hospitals are celebrating National Emergency Medical Services week by hosting barbecues and breakfasts for first responders, and free CPR training to the public.

From May 19th through May 25th, the hospitals will be recognizing the men and women who commit their lives to providing critical, life-saving services and compassionate care to hospital patients and the community. Emergency Department staff at Carondelet St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s hospitals are hosting barbecues and breakfasts for first responders, and free CPR training.

CPR training will be held with local EMS providers at each hospital this week to provide coaching for local residents and teach them to help save lives through compression-only CPR.

Free CPR events listed below.

  • · May 21 – St. Joseph’s Hospital CPR training event, 8 A.M. to Noon, at 350 N. Wilmot Rd.
  • · May 23 – St. Mary’s Hospital CPR training event, 8 A.M. to Noon, at 1601 W. St. Mary’s Rd.

EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” Since 1974, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Emergency Medical Services Week and inviting their communities to recognize and thank the dedicated personnel who provide quality care throughout the year.

For more information about Carondelet Health Network emergency services, visit carondelet.org.

Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel Rodriguez is the 4 P.M. producer at News 4 Tucson.
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