Hands Only CPR Training Offered At Gravenhurst Car Show
Gravenhurst firefighters and paramedics are teaming up to save lives by offering a free “Community CPR Clinic” this year at the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Car Show on June 15th at Gull Lake Rotary Park. Teams of paramedics and firefighters will be on hand to demonstrate and teach “as many people as possible” in the newly sanctioned “Hands Only” method of doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.
Larry Brassard, Gravenhurst Fire Chief says “Hands only CPR is so simple, virtually anyone can learn to save a life in two minutes,
‘Hands only’ CPR has been shown to be effective in saving lives, and is gaining in popularity because it doesn’t require people to do the mouth to mouth component of CPR which some people find difficult to do.
Paramedic Isaiah Tryon says “Calling 911 should always be the first act if someone suspects that either they or someone else is having a heart attack. Following that up with properly done chest compressions can save someone’s life,” he said.
Taking two minutes out of your day while strolling the pines and the cars at the car show might just mean that you could save a life. “Wouldn’t that be the best gift you could give someone ever?”