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October 9, 2023
Stephanie Birmingham


Sedgwick County EMS Hosts Cardiac Arrest Survivor Celebration Oct. 12

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is celebrating a second chance at life by honoring survivors of cardiac arrest and the first responders who helped them beat the odds. Every year more than 800,000 people have a heart attack, and surviving cardiac arrest depends on recognizing the warning signs and taking quick action. Several patients and first responders will share their stories to raise awareness about heart attack symptoms and how to respond, including the importance of knowing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 

The media is invited to this event Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. North, in Conference Rooms A, B, and C. Representatives from Sedgwick County EMS, Emergency Communications, SCFD 1 and the Wichita Fire Department will attend, along with allied agencies, including the American Heart Association.

 Highlights of the program include:

  • Remarks by heart attack survivors and first responders
  • Presentation of Survivor Coins
  • Demonstration of Hands Only CPR