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Ciprina Spizzirri, Communications Director, the Save A Life Foundation (press releases)

Ciprina Spizzirri, Communications Director, the Save A Life Foundation (press releases)

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Member of U.S. Homeland Security, Schiller Park, IL 60176www.salf.org For Immediate Release Contact: Ciprina SpizzirriApril 10, 2003 Phone: 847-928-9683E-mail: Ciprina@salf.org 
Chicago Mayor Honors SALF Instructor
On April 9, 2003 at an assembly of the City Council of the City of Chicago, MayorRichard M. Daley recognized the heroics of two Emergency Medical Technicians, onebeing a SALF Instructor and Ambulance Commander, Clinton Elmore. CommanderElmore, and Paramedic Kirk were honored with a resolution for their astonishing, life-saving actions on January 5, 2003 that Elmore calls, “Duty as usual.”At 5:00 a.m. on January 5,
Ambulance 52 of the Chicago Fire Department wasdispatched to aid a three-week-old baby that was having difficulty breathing. While intransit and a half-block to its location on 4300 West Belden Avenue, a car swerved infront of the rescue vehicle. The driver of the car jumped out, yelling his friend had beenshot, while at the same moment a member of the infant’s family frantically waved for theambulance. Commander Elmore immediately called for another ambulance, and bothmen attended to the victims.Commander Elmore administered critical life supporting first aid to the gunshot victim,as his partner, Paramedic Kirk, arrived at the home of the baby and administered first aidwith a bag valve mask. Soon after, the second ambulance arrived helping to stabilize thebaby’s condition and taking the child to Norwegian American Hospital. CommanderElmore continued to administer care to the gunshot victim in Ambulance 52, until theirarrival at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.Due to the quick-thinking and heroic work of Commander Elmore and Paramedic Kirk,both victims are alive today.“This event is a prime example of the heroism performed daily by Chicago FireDepartment,” says Daley in the Resolution given April 9,
This statement supportsthe goals
of Save A Life Foundation
during the week of May 18-24, 2004, better knownas
Save A Life Week.
These days have been recognized by 205 municipalities, 19 States, 1
Territory, and the U.S. House of Representatives to observe the invaluable efforts of Good Samaritans and EMS workers during emergencies. Save A Life Week, which runsin conjunction with EMS Week, also expresses SALF’s intent to encourage citizens of allages to become trained with Life Supporting First Aid skills.
SALF Photo Album
Everyday Hero Award 2002
Several months after September
2001 SALF President/Founder Carol Spizzirri was recognized by United Airlinesas their ' Every Day Hero" for her vision to prepare citizens, starting with children, to be emergency ready that resultedin her testifying at the
Conference of Mayor's Emergency Summit, shortly after
to incorporate "Pre-EMS"training for all citizens, starting with children. Her testimony was part of USCM's White Paper which was presented toPresident Bush in the development o
Department of Homeland Security. The award included an allexpenses-paid trip for four to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT. Awardhere
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Salt  Lake 2002 PavilionTammy Janney PASALF Instructor (left)Carol J. Spizzirri (right)Carol and CiprinaSpizzirriCarol Spizzirri, SALF 
Manager Irv
SALF Media Dire
o Ciprina Spizzirri - Thank youPro-Star for donating official SALF winter wear for trip to OlympicsThe Everyday Heros awarded by United Airlines
Home::Site Map::Privacy Policy All trademarks and copyrights on this page are the property of their respective owners.All SALF content ©1995-2005 Save a Life Foundation Inc.Questions/Comments about the web site
For Immediate Release Contact:
Ciprina SpizzirriSave A Life Foundation
847-928-9683April 17, 2003
Nation Prepares for Save A Life Week May 18-24, 2003Subtitle
Return to the Press Release IndexSince
Mayors and Governors nationwide including former Gov. Tommy Thompson (Cabinet Secretary of Health& Human Services) and Tom Ridge (Cabinet Secretary of Homeland Security) have proclaimed the third week of May"Save A Life Week".The special observance of this weeks claimed designation is to encourage all citizens; especially children to be trained inlife-supporting first aid skills and take an active role in assisting in times of emergencies.To commemorate the effective life-saving efforts of both good Samaritans and Emergency Medical Service providers,"Save A Life Week" is conjoined with "EMS week".SALF,member of 
Homeland Security and affiliate of FEMA's Citizen Corps will continue to advocate its missionthroughout 2003 along with promote the development of Citizen Corps councils in every community.With much support received from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and municipal leagues in various states, SALF hasbeen prestigiously recognized for being effective towards achieving maximum life safety.###Home::Site Map::Privacy Policy All trademarks and copyrights on this page are the property of their respective owners.All SALF content ©1995-2005 Save a Life Foundation Inc.Questions/Comments about the web site

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