In the News
Recent news coverage related to Minutes Matter, a partnership between UPMC and the City of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh to Invest $3.1 Million on New Automatic Defibrillators
In a “total revamp” of its equipment, Pittsburgh is slated to invest $3.1 million in purchasing new automatic defibrillators for first responder vehicles. “I’d like the AEDs to be as common as Narcan out in the streets,” said Wendell Hissrich, Pittsburgh director of public safety. The new devices will replace ones that are outdated or reaching the end of their battery life.
CDC Awards Allegheny County Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said the county has received a multi-million dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to battle the opioid epidemic in Pittsburgh-area communities. The county will receive $5.2 million annually through 2022. The funding will be used by the Allegheny County Health Department to administer prevention activities, provide emergency care, and track drug use trends.
Pittsburgh, UPMC providing free lifesaving training