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Public Education

Leon Lifesaver

Ambulance Next to Leon LifesaverHe’s only 3 feet tall, weighs about 60 pounds and he’s teaching local children about important safety tips. Leon Life-Saver visits students at Leon County Elementary Schools throughout the year.  Leon is part of a comprehensive injury prevention program established by Leon County EMS.  Leon instructs students on how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency and what to say to the operator on the other line, why children should wear bike helmets, how to cross the street safely, and other warnings.  Leon also makes appearances at public events like Springtime Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Festival of Lights Parade.  For information on how to get Leon scheduled at your school or event, call (850)606-2100.

Friends and Family CPR and AED classes

Over 250,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest each year in the united states.  Permanent brain damage/death starts to occur only 4 to 6 minutes after the heart stops pumping blood.  CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can provide a victim's heart and brain with life-sustaining oxygen while paramedics are on the way.  Combine CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, and increase a victims odds of survival even further.  For information on how to setup free CPR classes for your workplace, community or neighborhood group, just give us a call.  Please note: Leon County EMS does not currently provide CPR/AED certifying courses.  For information on attending a certifying CPR/AED course, you can contact a local American Heart Association authorized training center.