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Free Chest-Compression CPR Training Offered During EMS Week
May 14, 2013

On Wednesday, May 22, The City of Independence Fire and Health Departments, Centerpoint Medical Center and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) will be attempting to set a world record by providing free training for chest compression-only CPR. The event is part of the City’s observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19-25, 2013.

EMS operations across the country are uniting to train as many people as possible to save lives through chest compression-only CPR (hands-only, no breathing assistance needed). Compression-only CPR is easy, less invasive and allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. This can keep a cardiac arrest victim alive during the precious minutes until first responders can arrive. The training takes only 30 minutes and provides critical knowledge which can save lives.

Participate in this record-setting event Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at any of these four locations:

Maywood Baptist Church
10505 Winner Rd.
Independence, MO 64052
11 a.m. to 12 noon

The Palmer Center
218 N Pleasant
Independence, MO 64052
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Wal-Mart
3900 Bolger Rd.
Independence, MO 64057
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Salvation Army
14600 E Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64057
9 a.m. to 12 noon

For more information contact Joe Lay, Assistant Fire Chief at jlay@indepmo.org or (816) 325-7160; or learn more about the World CPR Challenge by visiting www.worldcprchallenge.com.

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