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Posted on: November 5, 2018

McKinney Fire Dept. attempts to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title

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The McKinney Fire Department and  McKinney Independent School District (MISD) are teaming up to save lives. On Nov. 9th, MFD will provide ‘Hands-Only CPR’ training immediately before the start of the McKinney H.S. vs. McKinney Boyd H.S. football game. It will take place at McKinney IDS’s new stadium that can hold up to 12,000 people.


Please join us as we train thousands of people to save a life. It is likely the life you save will be a family member or a loved one.


The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title attempt will be for the title: Most pledges to learn CPR.


What:   Thousands receiving Hands-Only CPR Training

When:  Friday, November 9th during the McKinney H.S. vs. McKinney Boyd H.S. football game

Where: MISD Stadium, 3701 S. Hardin Blvd.


Photo and Video Opportunities: 

  • Thousands of people learning and performing ‘Hands-Only CPR’
  • Training stations around the stadium where people can practice on CPR dummies


“Every year, approximately half a million Americans die of cardiac arrest,” said McKinney Fire EMS Chief Charlie Skaggs. “The people trained in hands-only CPR during this effort could ultimately save hundreds of lives. That is definitely worth the two minutes it takes to learn Hands-Only CPR.”


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About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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