The American Heart Association – Wyoming celebrated CPR Week, June 1-7, by teaming up with the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Department to teach Hands-only CPR throughout Teton County. AHA and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS also wrote letters to more than 100 state and local lawmakers reminding them of the 2 simple steps of Hands-only CPR: Call 911 and press hard and fast in the center of the chest.
Throughout CPR week, AHA staff along with firefighters and EMTs set up camp at 3 grocery stores in the town of Jackson and taught more than 100 people, from kids to adults, this lifesaving skill. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can possibly triple a person’s chance of survival. Bystander CPR has been credited with saving the lives of at least 5 people in Teton County over the past few years.
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