Save a life, learn CPR

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When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’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. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.  (*source AHA CPR facts)

 

Are you prepared if  a loved one or someone near you needs life saving CPR? Bozeman Fire as part of the Montana Heart Rescue CPR training plans on conducting a quarterly Hands Only CPR class.  This class will be FREE to the general public and give you the knowledge and confidence to know you can make a difference if called upon for life saving techniques of CPR.  

Hands Only CPR was formed as part of Gallatin Heart Rescue after a miraculous cardiac arrest save in July of 2011. The patient was saved, in part, because bystander CPR had been initiated very quickly after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The patient walked out of the hospital without any neurologic deficits (brain damage) within a week. 

Bozeman Fire does NOT teach any CPR certification classes at this time.

Contact the American Heart Association online or by contacting your local AHA center.  

Please call Bozeman Fire Headquarters for more on Hands Only CPR.  406-582-2350