Seattle Fire Department Medic II Program: CPR and choking techniques

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Medic Two Program

The Seattle Fire Department’s Medic II Program provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques.

The training program is recognized as an international role model, which attracts people from around the world, who come to Seattle to learn more about how to implement their own CPR training programs.

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Since Medic II was initiated in 1971, over 858,000 Seattle/King County residents have been trained and retrained in the lifesaving technique of CPR. Studies have shown that prompt bystander CPR more than doubles a patient’s chances of becoming a long-term survivor.

Classes are conducted by firefighters and community partners who teach on their own time and are compensated out of a donated budget. They train 10-12,000 Seattle/King County residents annually.

Medic II – CPR offers five kinds of classes:

Adult CPR class
Adult Renewal
Pediatric (Infant/Child) CPR class
AED/CPR class for groups that have purchased an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
ESL/CPR class, which has a specially developed curriculum to meet the needs of ESL (English as a Second Language) students and the limited and non-English speaking populations.
The program was funded, in part, by United Way through the end of 2006. It is a donation-based organization which relies upon public support for its survival. Every dollar that is received goes directly into the training classes and not into staffing, overhead, office supplies, furniture or office equipment. However, over the years, our funding has been substantially reduced while our expenses have significantly increased.

This is where you can help us to keep moving forward with our vital mission. You may donate to the program in one of the following ways:

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While taking one of the above classes.
Using the Fire Department’s secure, Online Donation Form (scroll down the form to the “Medic 2” section).
Mailing your tax deductible contribution. Please make your check out to Medic II – CPR and mail to:
Medic II – CPR
Seattle Fire Department
301 2nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104-2680

For CPR class information, please contact the
Medic II – CPR Office at (206) 684-7274

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Lets STOP Child Pornography

Washington’s not-so-little dirty secret
Police ‘overwhelmed’ as state leads the nation in child pornography

From: Seattle PI
Seattlepi.com reporter Levi Pulkkinen

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U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Bryan Molnar, center, led and assisted in dozens of child pornography investigations in the Northwest. He’s pictured above with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

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Cecelia Gregson, a senior deputy prosecutor with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, has recently been pursuing child pornographers in federal court.

“There are some sections of the depictions world that are unimaginable, really, on any level,” said Cecelia Gregson, a state prosecutor who for two years has been hauling some of the Seattle area’s most egregious offenders into federal court.

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SPOTLIGHT: North Precinct Captain Sean O’Donnell

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PRECINCT CAPTAIN SEAN O’DONNELL

Sean O’Donnell
Captain Sean O’Donnell began his career with the Seattle Police Department in 1981. He has worked in the all of the precincts as a police officer and was a Field Training Officer. In 1986 he transferred to the Seattle Police Traffic Section as a motorcycle officer for six years. He has been assigned as a Media Relations Officer, Industrial Relations Officer, academy instructor, and was assigned as a Detective on the Mayor’s Security Detail. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2001.

As a Sergeant he worked Patrol in the West and North Precincts. He also worked in positions as a Sergeant in Communications and as a Detective Sergeant in the Office of Professional Accountability. When promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 he was assigned as a Watch Commander in the South Precinct. He has been assigned to successive positions as the East Precinct Operations Lieutenant, a West Precinct Watch Commander, and the West Precinct Operations Lieutenant.

Captain O’Donnell was promoted to Captain in 2011, and was assigned as Director for the SPD 911 Communications Section. He most recently served as commander of the Seattle Police Education and Training Section, where he and his staff worked with the federally appointed Monitoring Team and Department of Justice to “operationalize” recently changed department polices into training curriculums, which were delivered to all of the sworn members of the organization.

Captain O’Donnell received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Shoreline Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Central Washington University. He retired in 2004 from the active/reserve U.S. Army after 24 years, attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Captain O’Donnell has completed several leadership and management courses including the Senior Management Institute For Police (SMIP), the WACJTC Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) course, and the 2013 and 2014 Summer Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Institute co-sponsored by CJTC and Seattle University. He has received certification as a Middle Manager from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Captain O’Donnell understands the need for strong community relationships. He believes in working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, service providers and law enforcement partners to work successfully towards the SPD Mission:

“It is the mission of the Seattle Police Department to address crime and improve quality of life through the delivery of constitutional and effective police services, and to do so in a way that reflects the values of our diverse neighborhoods.”

Captain O’Donnell was born in Seattle and was raised in northeast area of the city. He and his wife are the parents of two daughters.