Anyone can learn CPR - and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is most likely to be someone you love.
Don't be afraid; your actions can only help. If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest.
District 5 offers a free class every other month for both CPR and Basic First Aid. If you are interested in attending a class, sign up at Station 51 or call 360-793-1179. Personalized classes are available for additional fees, contact Lieutenant Tim Tullis at 360-793-1179 ext. 5117