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Modesto Fire Department Partners with American Medical Response for World CPR Challenge

Modesto Fire Department Partners with American Medical Response for World CPR Challenge

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(Modesto, CA) – Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) unexpectedly takes the lives of thousands of Americans each year. Studies show that survival from SCA can be doubled or tripled if CPR is administered until emergency medical services arrive. This fact has inspired both MFD and AMR to find innovative means for ensuring that our community knows what to do when they encounter a victim of SCA. As a result, the Modesto Fire Department (MFD) and American Medical Response (AMR) have partnered together to provide free compression-only CPR training to the community on Wednesday, May 20 at three MFD stations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20:

  • Station 5, 200 W. Briggsmore Avenue
  • Station 6, 2700 Standiford Avenue
  • Station 10, 148 Imperial Avenue

Recent studies by the American Heart Association (AHA) concluded that compression-only CPR is an effective and life-saving procedure. When by-standers perform compression-only CPR, the AHA found that it is as effective as traditional CPR that utilizes breathing techniques. The study also found that people are much more willing to perform compression-only CPR on a stranger.

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