Los Alamos Fire Department invites the community to participate Saturday, June 9 at Fuller Lodge in a crash course in saving a life with hands-only CPR.
This is the fifth year LAFD offers Project Heart Start to County residents. Three free sessions will be presented at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. by trainers.
Project Heart Start is a program that trains as many individuals in New Mexico as possible to save a life of someone who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, might be having a heart attack or is choking to death. More than 30,000 people statewide have been trained through the program to respond to these emergencies and LAFD wants more people to become part of the growing number of people who have taken the Project Heart Start course and learned how to respond.
The course has four components:
- First, hands on CPR, which begins by recognizing that someone is unconscious;
- Second, begin chest compressions, call 911 and request an automated external defibrillator;
- Third, learn how to save someone who is choking and how to use an AED; and
- Fourth, how to recognize the signs of a heart attack and what to do.
For more information, go to projectheartstartnm.org.