MFD encourages residents to learn CPR

At this week’s City Council meeting, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) proudly recognized 16-year-old resident Hannah Falk for her lifesaving efforts.

In June, Falk was in the middle of her first week of work as a lifeguard at the Hidden Creek Community Pool when she observed a child not moving at the bottom of the pool. She immediately put her lifeguard training to work and quickly responded to a life threatening emergency. Falk assisted Adam Villarreal with retrieving his unresponsive four-year-old son from the pool and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until EMS arrived.

“CPR is a life-saving measure everyone should learn, you don’t need to be a medical professional. Knowing CPR empowers you to help someone who is in distress,” said Fire Chief Danny Kistner. “You never know when you may need this skill to save the life of a loved one, or even a complete stranger. We’re grateful Hannah was well-trained to handle this situation so there was a great outcome.”

Mayor George Fuller honored and expressed sincere appreciation for her lifesaving efforts and her service to the community of McKinney and proclaimed June 17, 2017 as Hannah Falk Day. The Villarreal family were also in attendance to honor Falk.

For more information on CPR training, call the American Heart Association at 1-800-242-8721 or visit www.heart.org.