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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department EMS Battalion Chief Rick Ballard (Center) is joined by representatives from neighboring agency Carlsbad Fire in overseeing EMS operations at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik.

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego AMR crews utilize a specialized response cart to respond to emergencies within the ballpark and surrounding areas at Petco Park in downtown San Diego, Calif., home of the 2016 MLB All-Star game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

Baseball legend Rod Carew, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and is an LVAD patient, presents a plaque to his rescuers from Corona Fire Department. This preceded a compression-only CPR class for a local little league team. The American Heart Association has a booth at Fan Fest where attendees of the 2016 MLB All-Star Game can learn CPR. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

Baseball legend Rod Carew, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and is an LVAD patient, presents a plaque to his rescuers from Corona Fire Department during Fan Fest, part of the celebrations surrounding the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

The 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is being hosted at Petco Park in downtown San Diego, Calif. With six days of related events surrounding the game, the city expects more than 250,000 baseball fans to make their way downtown at some point during the week. EMS crews from San Diego AMR and San Diego Fire Rescue have spent weeks preparing to respond to any emergencies that may arise during the event. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego AMR and San Diego Fire-Rescue mobile operations detail/zoomcraft (MOD) respond to a medical aid inside Petco Park during the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego AMR and San Diego Fire-Rescue mobile operations detail/zoomcraft (MOD) respond to a medical aid inside Petco Park during the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego AMR and San Diego Fire-Rescue mobile operations detail/zoomcraft (MOD) respond to a medical aid inside Petco Park during the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

A local little league team celebrates after learning compression-only CPR during Fan Fest at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

Baseball legend Rod Carew, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and is an LVAD patient, presents a plaque to his rescuers from Corona Fire Department during Fan Fest, part of the festivities surrounding the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

Baseball legend Rod Carew takes some time to sign autographs for young fans during Fan Fest at the 2016 MLB All-Star game. Carew suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and is now on a left ventricular assist device. He presented a plaque to his rescuers from Corona Fire Department, and assisted in teaching a local little league team compression-only CPR. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik

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San Diego EMS Prepares for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

San Diego AMR crews are staged throughout the ballpark and at surrounding venues such as "Fan Fest," the block party and other local parks-turned-concert venues during the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. Photos courtesy Loralee Olejnik