Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere…to anybody. Every year approximately 500,000 individuals suffer from cardiac arrest in the United States only. However, your CPR and AED training can save the precious lives of your friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers.
As stated by the Rural Metro Medical Services, around 25% of the 911 calls received in Central New York are for cardiac emergencies. It is believed that majority of individuals experience sudden cardiac arrest at work, home or in a public location where they do not get immediate CPR resulting in death.
For this reason, everyone is invited to celebrate the National CPR and AED Awareness Week, held June 1-7, 2015. This week is intended to promote CPR and AED training and to further educate the people of America about the need of CPR and AED training. Every year, CPR and AED demonstrations and training classes are held, educational material and info is distributed and events are organized on the significance of being trained in CPR and AED.