Learn How to Save a Life
Tampa Fire Rescue units invite you and your family to join them in the support of CPR/AED Awareness Week.
From Tampa Fire Rescue:
Tampa Fire Rescue joins forces with The City of Tampa Risk Management/Safety Team and will be in Lykes Gaslight Park with an Informational Tent and Rescue Unit on Tuesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The primary purpose is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and how the use of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and an AED (automated external defibrillator) can save lives. Learning, and feeling confident in the skills of administering CPR and an AED starts with training before an incident. Tampa Fire Rescue and 911 dispatchers are trained and certified to guide a caller through this process; yet, it helps the rescuer (caller) feel more confident when they have been trained on, and practiced on manikins prior to an emergency.
Come join us and:
- Learn about the importance of how initiating CPR early and utilizing an AED after calling 911 can dramatically improve the survival rate.
- Watch demonstrations of how easy it is to use an AED once you have the basic training.
- Remember that if you don't use the skills you learn, it may not be fresh in your mind. Two year minimum renewal dates are encouraged; if not more frequent.
- Don't let the fear of having to use mouth to mouth stop you from learning to, or saving a life; learn in this informational opportunity the emphasis and importance of the reasoning of Chest Compression Only CPR.
Tampa Fire Rescue will have a Rescue Unit staffed with friendly, well trained, medically certified and experienced personnel to answer your questions and meet you and your family.
Learn about where you can sign up for a CPR course to learn life saving skills.
We look forward to seeing you there!