Cardiac Survivors Ceremony
The 2014 Greenville County Cardiac Arrest Survivor Ceremony is May 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the TD Convention Center. If you and family and friends plan on attending, please register below.

Register to Attend

Greenville County’s annual Cardiac Survivor Ceremony recognizes those who provided exceptional care to patients in cardiac arrest, celebrates survivors who experienced cardiac arrest, and promotes the importance of educating the public in CPR.

Created in 2011, the ceremony has honored more than 400 first responders responsible for assisting in saving the lives of more than 70 citizens who suffered cardiac arrest. The efforts of health care professionals and citizens in the "chain of survival" are acknowledged and appreciated.

The Spring-time ceremony has already been attended by more than 1,000 people. Please take the time to view the photos of the events, and watch the popular "survivor" videos that share heroic stories of exceptional performances.

2013 Ceremony
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Survivor Story #1

Survivor Story #2

Survivor Story #3

2012 Ceremony
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Survivor Story #1

Survivor Story #2

Survivor Story #3

Slideshow

Ceremony Images

2011 Ceremony
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Survivor Story #1

Survivor Story #2

Survivor Story #3

Slideshow

Ceremony Images

Learn CPR
To learn CPR, visit our area friends at: CPR for the layperson no longer includes mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, only chest compressions.

Cardiac arrest is a condition where the heart stops; a patient is no longer breathing and does not have a pulse. Time is critical for these patients and the 911 system must be activated quickly and chest compressions started immediately. Survival decreases approximately 10 percent every second chest compressions are withheld from a patient in cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest management is extremely difficult and even under the best circumstances survivability is low. Greenville County EMS uses evidence based techniques such as therapeutic hypothermia and aggressive CPR to improve outcomes. Greenville County EMS also has an internationally accredited dispatch system to help the layperson recognize cardiac arrest and provide effective chest compressions.