According to the American Heart Association, nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur each year, 88% percent of which occur at home (www.heart.org). In these situations, every minute counts and can help the victims have a greater survival rate. The AHA website states that bystander CPR prior to the arrival of first responders can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
Columbia County Dispatch, Columbia County Fire Rescue, Lake City Fire Department, and Lifeguard Ambulance Service are partnering together to raise awareness about the benefits and importance of learning and applying CPR. Super CPR Saturday will be held this Saturday, March 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the front of the Lake City Mall, near Starbucks.
The first responders will be demonstrating CPR, discussing the benefits and importance of CPR, and educating the community on how to become CPR certified. Guests will also be able to talk to the first responders about scheduling CPR classes for their organizations.
In addition to learning more about CPR, attendees at the event will also have the opportunity to explore fire trucks and ambulances and ask questions about the different services.
For more information about Super CPR Saturday, contact Lifeguard Ambulance Service at 386.487.3911.
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