Teen to be honored for saving woman on BART

June 10, 2009 12:27:26 PM PDT
A 15-year-old Alamo girl who saved the life of a fellow BART passenger last month will be honored today by the Contra Costa Health Services' EMS Division.

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On May 13, Sara Broski's quick reaction and recent CPR training kept a 52-year-old woman alive after she suffered from cardiac arrest aboard a train until emergency personnel arrived on scene, according to health services officials.

Sara Broski's father reportedly said his daughter had acquired CPR training to become a camp counselor.

Contra Costa EMS will honor Sara Broski, as well as simultaneously launch a HeartSafe Community initiative, during the Emergency Medical Care Committee's meeting in the Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group Conference Room at 550 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill at 4 p.m.

The HeartSafe Community initiative aims to strength a community's "chain of survival" by ensuring early access to care, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced care, as well as increase the number of automated external defibrillators in each city and the number of people who are trained to use them, according to health officials.

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