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Leon County Presents: Press the Chest CPR Training

May Wed, 2023, See more: Events,Health and Safety

Join Leon County Government for Press the Chest, a hands-on community CPR training event, on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 West Pensacola Street. Using science-based guidelines established by the American Heart Association, attendees will learn the lifesaving skills of adult hands-only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child choking relief, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) awareness from experienced Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) medics. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Each attendee at Press the Chest will receive an American Heart Association personal “CPR Anytime” kit containing a CPR manikin, DVD, and educational materials that they can use to practice at home and share with family and friends.

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CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Performing CPR immediately after cardiac arrest can double or triple the chances of survival.

Since 2010, Leon County has trained more than 16,000 residents with hands-on instruction on how to do CPR correctly. The annual Press the Chest event equips citizens with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to perform CPR during an emergency. Events like Press the Chest contribute to Leon County’s cardiac survival rate of 58%, which far exceeds the national average of 18%.

CPR training is suitable for children 7 and older, but all ages are welcome to attend. This is not a certification event.

For more information, contact Major Sally Davis, Leon County EMS, at (850) 606-2100 / [email protected] or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / [email protected].

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