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Roughly 1,000 people die every day in the U.S. because they suffer a
cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. However, death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people react quickly by calling 9-1-1, performing CPR, and using an Automatic External Defibrillator more lives can be saved.
The Scottsdale Fire Department is marking National CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, by encouraging residents to learn how to save the life of a loved one, coworker or stranger in cardiac arrest by using a new CPR technique called Continuous Chest Compressions. This new technique is easy, safe and does not require mouth to mouth contact.
Free 90-minute community presentations on the CCC resuscitation technique will be held:
** 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.
** 9:30 TO 11 a.m. June 13 at Scottsdale Fire Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School Road
** 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at La Mirada Desert Park, 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Scottsdale Fire Department staff and volunteers will teach participants to respond to a cardiac emergency including important tips for calling 911, performing chest compressions, and how to use an AED.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. To sign up, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CCC-CPR or call (480) 312-8000.
For a complete listing of upcoming community CPR, First Aid and Babysitter certification courses, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CPRclasses.
Pre-registration is required for all certification courses. For more
information or to register, call (480) 312-1879.
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