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Animals Can Save Lives, Too!

Who doesn’t love dogs? They’re loving, caring, and can be your most loyal companion. What you might have not realized is that they can even physically save your life. Recently, 1000’s of miles away in Madrid in a viral video, a dog is actually attempting to perform CPR on a down officer. Madrid is currently…

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AED: Jumper Cables for the Heart

You have seen them in places you often visit – your office, school, and the gym. In most facilities, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) packs can be found on walls or other visible locations. So what exactly does an AED do? An AED is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. As jumper cables recharge…

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Saving Lives One Song at a Time

In a recent viral video, a two-year-old girl named Saige Pietroforte performs CPR, applying an AED trainer and giving compressions on an infant mannequin. Her father Chris, a former firefighter and EMT of 19 years, taught her how to administer CPR. View the video here. When it comes to learning CPR, you may be thinking,…

Why You Should Learn CPR
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Why You Should Learn CPR

Did you know that most sudden cardiac arrests occur at home? When an individual becomes unresponsive with no signs of breathing, providing CPR immediately is one of the only ways to possibly save their life. Unresponsive means pulseless, breathless, or not breathing in a normal fashion. However, you should perform CPR when the individual shows…

HS Seniors Learn About CPR and AED by The Alpena News Network
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HS Seniors Learn About CPR and AED by The Alpena News Network

The Alpena Fire Department held a CPR class at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday to teach the seniors how to save another person’s life if something happens for National Rural Health Day today. Did you know that CPR is now a graduation requirement for high schools in California? Click here to read more…