From the Level Volunteer Fire Company:
The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation will make a donation of CPR training aids to the Level Volunteer Fire Company on Thursday September 5, 2013 at 10 am. The donation will take place at the fire station located at 3633 Level Village Road, Havre de Grace. Mr. Charlie Walls, of Plaza Ford in Bel Air, will be on hand to present the members of Level VFC with several CPR mannequins. The CPR mannequins will be used to teach pre-hospital care providers and citizens High Performance CPR.
Quality Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation improves survival from cardiac arrest. Scientific studies demonstrate when CPR is performed according to guidelines, the chances of successful resuscitation increase substantially. Minimal breaks in compressions, full chest recoil, adequate compression depth, and adequate compression rate are all components of CPR that can increase survival from cardiac arrest. Together, these components combine to create high performance CPR (HP CPR).
Ambulance Captain Sandra Gallion says “The donation by plaza ford will give first responders the chance to practice high performance CPR on the mannequins and provide higher quality CPR to the community in an emergency”. She also states “It will also allow us to train lay people in the community on how to do high performance CPR in an emergency to enable a greater chance for patient survival. Teaching the community how to perform this high quality of CPR will give a patient less down time with no circulation creating a higher chance of survival rate.”
For additional information regarding the donation contact Assistant Chief Rhonda Polk at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.levelvfc.com.