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Saving Lives in Montana

A recent Administrative Rule change in Montana could just save your life.  For the past three years the American Heart Association has been working with the Department of Justice and the Association for Public Communication Officers to pass a new law requiring 9-1-1 Dispatchers to learn how to give CPR instructions over the phone.  What does this mean?  It means that if you call 9-1-1 in Montana, every single dispatcher should be trained to walk you through the steps you would need to take to give someone CPR.  Bystander CPR triples a person’s survival rate- that means you or someone you love would have a MUCH better chance of surviving an emergency if someone performs CPR.  We are grateful for this rule change and truly believe it will save the lives of many Montanans.  This new rule went into effect on May 29, 2021.

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