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Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department Provides Training to over 400 at Triangle Area Hindu Society Health Fair Event

Post Date:06/13/2018 11:42 AM

On June 2, the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department teamed up with the Hindu Society of North Carolina in Morrisville to offer an opportunity to provide CPR Event 2CPR training at their Triangle Area Hindu Society Health Fair.  The event was held on June 2, and Fire staff were on hand to offer Hands Only CPR training.  During the event 438 citizens from the area were trained.

“I am extremely proud we were able to offer this opportunity to the participants of this event,” said Battalion Chief Cliff Cates.  “The opportunity that we had to be able to share this valuable training with almost 400 people was a great experience.”

In order to make this event possible, the Morrisville Fire/Rescue Department teamed up with Cary Area EMS and Wake Tech Community College, who offered support through volunteers and equipment.

According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening at home or in public, if someone called on to perform Hands Only CPR, they will likely be trying to save the life of someone they may or may not know or a loved one. Hands-Only CPR carried out by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths in the first few minutes during an out-of hospital sudden cardiac arrest for an adult victim. The fact that it only takes literally a minute or so to teach someone hands only CPR, the opportunity to give a chance to someone to survive is definitely worth the time to learn. As an emergency response agency, we take every opportunity we can to bring awareness to the citizens that we serve. At a recent event, our department was able to reach out and provide Hands Only CPR to citizens of not only Morrisville but surroundings cities such as Apex, Cary and Raleigh.

Anyone interested in participating in CPR training can sign up through Wake Tech Community College on their website at https://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit/enhance-your-career/health-science/cpr?course=SEF-3001D4.  The next available class begins on August 4. Classes are also available through Cary Area EMS. Visit http://caryems.org/programsandservices/cpr-training/ for details.