Travis County Fire Rescue – Emergency Service District 11, Austin / Travis County Medical Director Dr. Ed Racht M.D., officials from the City of Creedmoor and representatives from Texas Disposal Systems held a press conference on Tuesday March 20, 2007 at the Creedmoor Texas Disposal Facility). The purpose of the press conference was to announce a new CPR Training initiative in Southeast Travis County. Evidence has shown that early CPR and defibrillation can result in higher survival rates of witnessed cardiac arrest. The challenge is getting CPR training to the people who are most likely to witness a cardiac arrest – Friends and Family.
Texas Disposal Systems is meeting that challenge through a collaborative effort with Travis County Fire Rescue, the City of Creedmoor and the Office of the Austin / Travis County Medical Director to place 250 self directed personal CPR training kits in every home within the City of Creedmoor and those surrounding Creedmoor.
Texas Disposal Systems has donated the funds to purchase this cutting edge training tool and Travis County Fire Rescue will be going door to door to deliver these CPR training kits and encourage every man, woman and child to learn CPR.
Representatives of Texas Disposal Systems and the City of Creedmoor along with Dr. Ed Racht, M.D. and personnel from Travis County Fire Rescue – ESD 11 were on hand to demonstrate this new CPR training kit and answer any questions.