More people in Monadnock Region are now trained in lifesaving techniques thanks to a wildly successful World CPR Challenge in late May of this year that trained 405 residents in CPR.
The event, organized by the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network — which provides leadership and coordination to improve the readiness of partners to mount an effective response to public health emergencies and threats — was the most extensive bystander CPR training ever coordinated in the Monadnock Region.
In case you are wondering why you would want to learn CPR, consider this: 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home; so your chances of being called out to save the life of someone you love — be it a child, spouse, parent or friend — are high. Knowing how to perform CPR quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for your loved one.
CPR educators for the World CPR Challenge included trainers from Cheshire Medical Center, DiLuzio Ambulance Service, Greater Monadnock Medical Reserve Corps, Greater Monadnock Public Health Network, Walpole Fire/EMS and Monadnock RSVP for volunteer recruitment.
- 154 people were trained by educators at the Cheshire Medical Center, Greater Monadnock Medical Reserve Corps and the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network at: formal classes, Keene Family YMCA, Monadnock Food Co-op, at area businesses and formal classes.
- 44 people were trained by DiLuzio Ambulance Services at the following locations: Dunkin Donuts (Court St., Keene), Dunkin Donuts (Route 12, Keene), Elm City Bagels, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters (Keene).
- 207 people were trained by Walpole Fire/EMS at the following locations in Walpole: Bensonwood, E.E. Houghton Co. Inc., LaValley Building Supply, Shaws Supermarket, The Restaurant at Burdick’s, Walpole Post Office, Walpole Recycling Center.
We’ll keep you posted on dates for the next scheduled World CPR Challenge!