Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death among adults in the United States, killing roughly 320,000 Americans annually, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Generally considered a problem among the elderly, SCA also strikes middle-aged adults, teenagers, and children.
Adopting healthier lifestyles—more exercise, better nutrition, cessation of smoking—can reduce the risk of SCA, but some factors such as family history and genetics can’t be mitigated.
Prevention isn’t enough; patients also rely on bystanders—loved ones or strangers—to react promptly and safely to make a difference.
Learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) can make that difference. The South Metro Safety Foundation offers certification courses in CPR and AED use. Check out its schedule at www.southmetrofoundation.org
Join South Metro Fire at the Overlook Clubhouse for a FREE CPR Refresher!
South Metro Fire will be at the Overlook Clubhouse providing 30-minute heart heath presentations and CPR refreshers. Please note you will not receive an official CPR certification by attending, this is only a refresher course.
- February 6, 10:00am-1:00pm
- February 13, 10:00am-1:00pm