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HVA seeking nominations for 2014 life saving and heart safe awards

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Joyce Williams, public affairs manager for Huron Valley Ambulance for the information in this story.)

Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) wants to recognize the everyday heroes who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save someone’s life and the organizations that have created a heart safe work environment.

HVA is accepting nominations for these awards that will be presented at a recognition dinner on Thursday, May 22.

The awards are presented annually during National EMS Week, a time for local communities and EMS personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”

Nominees for the Life Saving Award can be citizens of any age who live in the HVA service area who have saved or attempted to save a life under unusual or extraordinary circumstances.

A business or organization in the HVA service area can be nominated for the Heart Safe Award. Nominees must meet the following criteria for creating a “heart safe” environment at their workplace:

*    Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all buildings

*    Staff trained in CPR/AEDs in all buildings

*    Cardiac emergency response plan drills

To request a nomination form or for questions, call HVA Community Relations at 734-477-6782 or send an email to [email protected].

The deadline for award nominations is Friday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

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