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CTBC Charity Foundation donates Heart Bus to Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday hosted a donation acceptance press conference in which the mayor received the Heart Bus from the CTBC Charity Foundation (中國信託慈善基金會) on behalf of the Taipei City Government.

The Heart Bus is the world's first emergency preparedness program that seeks to educate the general public on how to correctly perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver as well as the proper method for using an automated external defibrillator (AED), all in the comfort and convenience of a uniquely engineered bus.

Sponsored exclusively by the CTBC Charity Foundation, the bus is the result of joint engineering and construction efforts between the Taipei City Fire Department, The Department of Health of the Taipei City Government, Academia Sinica, and the Center for Art and Technology at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

The Bus adopts interactive learning software that correlates with the hardware installed on the bus, so children and adults will be able to learn the correct way to save a life in a timely manner without missing any critical opportunities.

During the press conference Hau stated that the city government has completed its plans to install AED systems in populated hotspots of Taipei 18 months ahead of schedule. Now, with the addition of the Heart Bus, proper emergency preparedness will be widely spread for children and adults alike to learn in interactive ways.

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(From right to left) Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌), Taiwan Lottery CEO Steve Hsieh (薛香川) and CTBC Vice Chairman Thomas KS Chen (陳國世) observe as a boy is taught the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver by a Heart Bus coach yesterday. The Heart Bus is the world's first emergency preparedness education vehicle. (Courtesy of CTBC)

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