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Survivors reunited with rescuers

Updated: May 22, 2013 05:02 PM EDT
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Twelve survivors were reunited with the rescuers who saved their lives on Wednesday.

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano presided at the 19th annual Second Chance Brunch at the FDNY Fire Academy on Randalls Island.

Twelve patients who have survived cardiac arrest were reunited with the Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), FDNY EMS Officers, Firefighters, bystanders and other first responders who helped save their lives.

This year, five of the survivors received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders, co-workers or family members before FDNY members arrived.
Research has shown that immediate CPR, coupled with defibrillation within the first few minutes after sudden cardiac arrest, can greatly increase a victim's chance of survival.

The twelve survivors include a 40-year-old Canadian tourist who went into cardiac arrest while in Times Square and was aided by bystander CPR and Paramedics from FDNY EMS Station 7 on the west side of Manhattan, a 55-year-old mother of six who collapsed in cardiac arrest aboard a city bus in Brooklyn, and a 56-year-old former FDNY EMT from Rockaway Park, Queens who survived cardiac arrest and has since married.

For more information on FDNY CPR training classes please go to:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/cpr/index.shtml

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