Hands-Only CPR Training (In-Person)

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Registration for this event will close on June 6, 2023 @ 1:00pm.
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Program Description


Please note that this program is in-person at the Noah Webster Library. 

Why Learn Hands-Only CPR? Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 EMS-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.

CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.

Andrew Eccles is the Community Support Officer for the West Hartford Fire department. Andrew has been at the fire department for over two years. He started as a Firefighter/Paramedic and has recently transitioned into his role of Community Support Officer, which allows him to connect with and be part of the community. Andrew believes community engagement is important for individuals, public organizations, and governments alike. His goal is to create relationships between community members and the institutions of the Town of West Hartford to help the town reach new heights. 

Andrew has led programs such as Hands-Only CPR and Introduction to the Fire Service where he teaches high school students about the roles and responsibilities of a firefighter. Today, Andrew is going to teach us the skills needed to save the life of a friend or a loved one.


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