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Governor Kitzhaber's Special CPR Message


I couldn’t be more excited to share with you this special message from Oregon’s Governor, John Kitzhaber, and Portland Fire & Rescue. This past spring while driving through downtown Portland, Gov. Kitzhaber spotted a person in urgent need of help. He acted quickly and stepped up to save their life by calling 9-1-1 and performing CPR. A former Emergency Room physician, Gov. Kitzhaber is familiar with lifesaving protocol. He also knows that you don’t have to be a doctor or a governor to save a life—with Hands Only CPR, any bystander can give someone they see collapse double to triple the chance of survival.

It’s simple:

Step 1) Dial 9-1-1.

Step 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Please watch this PSA and share it on Facebook to help us spread this lifesaving message. You can also learn more about Hands Only CPR here. (View the message here:

Everyone can and should learn Hands Only CPR—thanks for your help!

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