The Golden Triangle BID and D.C. Fire and EMS officials have made it a goal to teach at least 200 people how to perform CPR next week.
Instructors will train residents in the skill of Hands Only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco song “Stayin’ Alive” at Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue and K Street) next Friday.
“September is National Preparedness Month and this CPR training is an excellent way for people to be ready,” said Golden Triangle BID Executive Director Leona Agouridis in a statement. “Farragut Fridays are a popular gathering time for people in the BID to enjoy lunch, entertainment and other activities, so we thought this would be the best way to reach as many people as possible.”
Each training will be 20 minutes long. Participants can walk up without an appointment and join a session.
Training sessions will be open to workers and residents in the area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Video via American Heart Association
Units arrived on the scene around 11 a.m.
Five minutes later, D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that the fire was under control and there were no injuries.
Today at around 11:30 am a cloud of smoke was spotted above Pizza No. 17 on the 1500 block of 17th Street NW. There was no actual fire damage to the restaurant, and the smoke was apparently the result of some problem with the oven ventilation ducts.
The street was fast filled with fire engines, at least seven, and two ambulances. Pizza No. 17 Owner Payam Yazdani said that he was glad no one was hurt and that there was no actual fire or fire damage. Pizza 17 opened in March 2011.
There was a small fire at 1742 18th Street NW Tuesday afternoon, probably caused by a lightning strike. According to a tweet from the Washington, DC Fire Fighters Association (@IAFF36), lightning apparently hit the roof of the building around 3:45 pm during the thunderstorm. Two fire trucks rushed to the scene where they rapidly put out the fire. No one was hurt and there was no major damage to the structure.