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Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

USCG Recognition of the Special Operations

USCG Recognition of the Special Operations

The St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) Marine Rescue section received a special recognition by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) during the Tuesday Board of County Commissioners Meeting.  The Marine Rescue section was chosen for this recognition by the USCG as a result of several recent emergency events where both agencies worked together to achieve positive results in search and rescue missions in and around our coastline. 

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sued for Unpaid Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Corrine Brown raised more than $1 million for her 2010 re-election campaign but one agency says she short-changed them.

"Corinne Brown and her campaign committees owe our clients, who raised over half a million dollars for her, approximately $44 thousand," said Martin Lobel, the attorney representing Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a major Democratic fundraising firm.

Both parties agree, the fundraising firm began working for Brown when she was thinking of running for Senate in 2009.

They entered into a contract in July 2009.

Corrine Brown, her Chief of Staff, and Friends of Corrine Brown are now being told to pay up for underpaid and unpaid fees to the tune of $44,495.

"Congresswoman Brown is not obligated to the defendants as they claim," said Brown's attorney, Frederick Cooke, Jr.

St. Johns County Announces 2010 Employee of the Year

St. Johns County held its annual Employee Service Awards Ceremony today, at which Benjamin Coney was honored as the St. Johns County Employee of the Year. Coney works as the Assistant Director with St. Johns County Housing and Community Services and was selected from a highly talented and deserving group of nominees for this special award. The award is presented to the employee who, through nomination, has demonstrated public service excellence and made exemplary organizational contributions throughout the year. Ben’s commitment to community revitalization, leadership and volunteer work throughout the county were just a few of the qualities that set him apart.

2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year

2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year

St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) is pleased to announce the following two fire rescue personnel as the 2010 Firefighter and Paramedic of the year.  They were both selected based on nominations received from their peers, with the final decision being made by a department appointed awards committee.

St. Johns County Veterans Office Wins State Award

St. Johns County Veterans Office Wins State Award

The St. Johns County Veterans Service Office has received recognition from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Department of Florida for being named the State Service Office of the Year for 2010. Kenneth Thie, Director of the Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented the award to the staff of the St. Johns County Veterans Service Office during the County Commission meeting Tuesday.

Richard Willich Joins Tony Steward as VIP Honoree at U.S. Army All-American Tour Event

Richard Willich Joins Tony Steward as VIP Honoree at U.S. Army All-American Tour Event

MDI founder and Chairman, Richard Willich, was invited to a ceremony and pep rally held in honor of star high school football player, Tony Steward’s selection as a U.S. Army All-American. Steward invited Willich to attend the selection celebration as his VIP guest, honoring Willich for his military service and support of youth and high school sports in the area.