In the News
Recent news coverage related to Minutes Matter, an initiative UPMC launched to provide community members with access to basic emergency information and education about life-saving interventions.
Pittsburgh’s ShotSpotter data shows first responders were able to help victims even when 911 wasn’t called
The city of Pittsburgh announced data from 2019 and 2020 showed first responders were able to provide aid to shooting victims even when 911 wasn’t called because of the city’s ShotSpotter alert system.
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 The new devices will replace ones that are outdated or reaching the end of their battery life.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
Minutes matter when it comes to saving a life during a catastrophic medical emergency. That’s why Pittsburgh and UPMC are partnering on a free program designed to educate the public on lifesaving techniques people can use in the minutes before medical help arrives.
UPMC Media Relations