Free CPR training offered Friday and Saturday | News
CPR done by emergency responders obviously could save a life, but CPR done by citizens could be even more important. Paramedics and EMTs from all over the metro-area are teaming up to offer free CPR training over the next few days.
The first session lasts until 8 p.m. Friday at The ROC on Midlothian Turnpike. The goal is to teach 3,000 to 5,000 people hands-only CPR.
"If we can bridge the gap between when somebody actually collapses and goes into a cardiac arrest and the time when an ambulance gets there, if we're able to bridge that gap, help move the blood and help move what's left of the oxygen in the body around, we're seeing better survival rates out in the field," explained Richmond Ambulance Authority Lt. Todd Sheridan.
There's another session at The Diamond starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. The last session is at John Marshall High School on June 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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