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From the Fire Department
Released: 7/7/2014
 
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The numbers do not lie. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Adults. Nearly 350,000 Americans fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest each year. Less than 1/3 of them receive immediate CPR from bystanders.
 
Learning CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator(AED) can mean the difference between life and death. CPR is easy to learn and nearly anyone can do it. Taking a few minutes out of our busy lives sometimes can seem difficult. Many of us have long days at work and that's not the end of our day. We have families with kids that seem to be in almost every sport or activity out there. When it is all said and done, it is our families and the people that we encounter on a regular basis that really matter.
 
We at the Lyndhurst Fire Department are dedicated towards the saving lives. Not only do we respond to such calls, we have a continuing education program that allows our community members and non-community members to learn CPR and AED usage. We have classes that run throughout the year. Many people take these classes for work, helping their loved ones at home, or a new baby has been introduced to parents or grandparents. Whatever their reasons are, we commend them for taking the time to learn these valuable lifesaving techniques.
 
With all that said, I would like to thank Sally Tibjash RN from the Lyndhurst South Euclid school systems. Sally was able to coordinate all the Intervention Specialists and Aids to have a refresher course on CPR and AED usage. Theses Specialist came from Brush High School, Memorial, Greenview, Rowland, Sunview, and Adrian Schools.
 
On June 12, 2014 the Lyndhurst Fire Department's CPR instructors met with the Specialist at Brush High School. The meeting allowed hands on training with manikins and an AED trainer. In addition, there was a quick review of First Aid topics. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this review and their dedication to our students. The time that they took out of their summer schedule shows the type of dedication and support that they really have not only for the students but the rest of the communities as well.
 
Pamela Paalman
Paramedic FF
EMSI



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