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Phoenix Award Ceremony

Post Date:05/14/2019 4:30 PM

Collier County to Recognize Responders Who Have
Successfully Resuscitated Patients in Cardiac Arrest


Phoenix Award Ceremony
Monday, May 20, 2019
9 a.m.

Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS) will hold a Phoenix Award Ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 20, at the Emergency Services Center, 8075 Lely Cultural Parkway, Suite 267, Naples, Florida 34113.

The “Phoenix” was a mythological bird who died and rose renewed from its own ashes. Collier County EMS has adopted the Phoenix Award to recognize persons from Collier County EMS, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and all fire districts within the county who responded to and contributed to the successful resuscitation of a victim of cardiac arrest. These patients were clinically dead, with no heartbeat or breathing, and brought back to life through the highly trained efforts of these responders.
More than 130 emergency response personnel and civilians will be receiving an award for the 20 patients resuscitated over a six-month period. While only five out of 100 people in most large cities survive a cardiac arrest, Collier County far exceeds the national average.

Collier County EMS encourages members of the public to partner with civic and other community groups to learn CPR and basic first aid to provide a support structure to assist the skilled responders of the county to save even more people.

For more information, contact EMS Chief Tabatha Butcher at (239) 252-3740.

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