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9-21-18: Join Us for a Fun Event on Hamilton Field! Learn Hands-Only CPR, enjoy Free Food and Raffle Prizes!

On Friday, September 21, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., on Hamilton Field, which is located East of 40th Street between Locust Walk and Walnut Street, the Division of Public Safety’s PennReady program presents ‘Life Saving Measures.’  During this informative event, you will witness the benefits of sprinkler technology in a side-by-side burn, learn about hands-only CPR and the campus AED program, and participate in the annual UPennAlert test.  Enter for a chance to win one of several raffle prizes while enjoying free food and beverages.  Make your organization one of the most well represented at this event!

About the event:

Life Saving Measures includes four major components.  The first component is the annual campus–wide UPennAlert Emergency Notification System test and Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill.  Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police Maureen Rush will open this segment with remarks about the importance of emergency notifications and the special partnerships the DPS has across the Penn community.  She will also talk about a new partnership with the Philadelphia Fire Department promoting campus safety.

The second component is the Sprinklers Save Lives Side-by-Side Burn, which shows how quickly a fire can spread in a room and how a single fire sprinkler head can keep a fire small. This is a powerful demonstration of the benefits of sprinkler technology.  Penn’s Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Insurance Ben Evans will discuss sprinkler systems and how Penn has incorporated this technology for campus safety and mission continuity.

The third and fourth components are related closely.  Hands-only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness.  CPR is a skill everyone should acquire.  The CPR component will teach the basic steps to take when a person goes into cardiac arrest.  CPR only take a few minutes to learn and is a vital team building exercise for your department, school, center, team, club, chapter or college house.  Even if you know CPR, come out and refresh your skills; bring a friend who doesn’t know it.  Doctor Felipe Teran from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will provide remarks about the scientific information around CPR.  He’ll show why knowing how to perform effective CPR can help to save lives.  You will be taught by the student members of the Penn Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) and members of the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Mobile CPR Project.  The MERT will be gathering and reporting data to see what organization is most represented.

Penn Police’s Deputy Chief of Tactical Emergency Readiness Mike Fink will lead a team of officers who will discuss the campus AED program at a resource table.  They will tell how an AED works in conjunction with hands-only CPR.  They will discuss the approximately 160 locations where AED are on campus and that Penn Police and the MERT carrying them while in service.  Maybe your school or center would want to install an AED. 

While visiting the many resource tables, staffed Penn partner organizations, enjoy lunch with the DPS and the Penn community.  Penn Dining is back again this year with it famous Firehouse Chili Cook-Off.  Eat the chili and vote for your favorite chef.  Also, MERTs favorite hot dog cart is back again! 

Join us on Friday at the PennReady Life Saving Measures event.