May 22 event to unite survivors with their rescuers

Online Staff Report

The Rockford Fire Department, along with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF NIEMS, will present a special event beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 22, that will allow cardiac arrest survivors and survivors of other critical events to meet their rescuers. The event will be at NIU Conference Center, 8500 E. State St., Rockford.

The event will also recognize seven people from the community who performed CPR or used an AED on two of the cardiac arrest victims prior to rescue crews arriving on scene.

Dr. Jane Pearson, OSF NIEMS medical director, will speak, along with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center President Dr. Paula Carynski.

Posted May 21, 2014

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