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Hands-Only CPR Training
August 12, 2013

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Monday, August 12, 2013 – The City of Independence Fire Department, the professional firefighters of Independence Local 781 and Centerpoint Medical Center have teamed up to provide free training to save lives through Hands-Only CPR.

Approximately 360,000 cardiac deaths occur outside the hospital each year in the United States, with about three quarters of them occurring in the home. Hands-Only CPR is a simple skill that can help save a life.

CPR can make all the difference in the world to a loved one, friend or coworker with this simple two-step program. Step 1: If you see someone collapse, Call 911. Step 2: If the person is not responding and appears to not be breathing, just press on the center of their chest in a hard, fast rhythm until professional help arrives.

Scheduled locations, dates and times open to the public:

Christ United Methodist Church     Diamond Bowl
14506 E. 39th St.                            218 N. Osage
6:30-7:30 p.m.                                 6 - 7 p.m.
Monday, August 19, 2013               Tuesday, August 20, 2013

LDS Church
705 W. Walnut
7 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Register Today! Bring your family and friends for an hour of fun and life-saving education. Reservations are encouraged but not required. More locations, dates and times will be announced soon. For class registration contact Joe Lay, Assistant Fire Chief at jlay@indepmo.org or call (816) 325-7160.

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