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DARIEN EMS-POST 53 & DARIEN YMCA PRESENT HANDS FOR LIFE DARIEN

DARIEN EMS-POST 53 & DARIEN YMCA WILL PRESENT HANDS FOR LIFE DARIEN

A DAY OF HANDS-ONLY CPR TRAINING ON SEPTEMBER 29th

IN JUST 15 MINUTES, YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE!

 

View the Scott Pelley Hands for Life Video HERE

 

Darien EMS-Post 53 and the Darien YMCA will present Hands for Life Darien, a day of Hands-Only CPR training on September 29th.  The event will take place at the YMCA, located at 2420 Post Road, Darien from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The free CPR training takes only 15 minutes, and is open to all, including children.  No appointment is needed.

Hands for LIFE

Hands for LIFE

 

Each year, nearly 785,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack.  Nearly 300,000 of these people suffer sudden cardiac arrest at the time of their heart attack, outside of a hospital setting.  Less than one in four receive CPR from a bystander, and only about 5% of cardiac arrest victims survive.

Studies show that survival rates fall 10% each minute without CPR before emergency medical assistance, often with a fatal outcome.  If more people knew how to provide effective, simple-to-apply Hands-Only CPR, more victims could be helped, doubling or even tripling their chances of survival.

Darien EMS-Post 53 is an American Heart Association training center providing basic life support training including: Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED, Healthcare Provider, the family and friends program, and Hands only CPR training.  If you need more advanced CPR training, please contact Post Members Bridget Hannigan or Caroline Nelson at post53cprcoordinators@gmail.com.

About Darien EMS-Post 53:  Founded in 1970, Post 53 provides emergency medical services to the Darien community at the highest level of excellence, using Darien High School students and adult volunteers.  The members of Post 53 are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of training and skill in providing pre-hospital care and transport to the citizens of Darien.  Post 53 is recognized locally and nationally as one of the finest emergency ambulance services in the United States, for its consistently high quality of pre-hospital emergency care.

About Darien YMCA:  The Darien YMCA is a registered 501c3 charitable organization that has been a vital and critical part of the community for over 50 years.  Our mission of Strengthening Our Community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility permeates through all programs and services. Over 10,000 individuals, families and seniors are impacted by our programs annually.

Susan Cator