LONDONDERRY - Emergency Medical Services Week is going to be occurring throughout Vermont from May 18th to the 24th.

Londonderry Valley Rescue Squad will be hosting an open door CPR training on Thursday, May 22, at the LVRS headquarters at 6668 Route 100 in Londonderry from 4-8 p.m.

Anyone over the age of 11 are welcome to practice "hands only" CPR using mannequins. Those who attend will spend a half hour or just 15 to acquaint themselves with this technique.

Hands only CPR can be very successful if done correctly to help resuscitate someone at an accident, pool, restaurant, etc. The American Heart Association feels that simple "hands only" CPR is the most important way to help resuscitate an individual. With more public knowledge there would be better care given, until medical personnel arrive on the scene.

LVRS continues to function well when the community is informed and trained to assist. Members of the community participating in this CPR training could result in saving a life.


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