More than 30 people learned the basics of CPR at Valley Mall Saturday from a staff of 16 trained Emergency Medical Technicians from the Maryland State Police and several area rescue companies.
Called Bystander CPR Day, the day-long event was the culmination of EMS Week in Washington County, said Brent A. Bankson, spokesman for Community Rescue Service, Inc., in Hagerstown.
The week began Monday with a proclamation followed by an open house at Community Rescue Service headquarters on Franklin Street Wednesday attended by more than 300 people, Bankson said.
Static displays included a Maryland State Police helicopter that landed in the Valley Mall parking lot. Ambulance and other rescue vehicles were parked inside the mall as static displays.