Upcoming FDNY CPR Workshop for Students

  • CPR saves lives! Annually  CPR/AED Awareness week is celebrated nationally June 1-7. During this week, the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) coordinates events throughout the city to enhance awareness of how lives can be saved by learning compressions-only CPR and how to use an AED.
     
    Early CPR and the use of an AED have been shown to dramatically increase the chance of survival in victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest. The first few minutes after a person goes into cardiac arrest are the most critical. Bystanders who witness or encounter a person in cardiac arrest are the ones who can maintain blood flow to the vital organs by performing chest compressions, improving a person’s chances of survival.
     
    This year the FDNY is hosting a VIRTUAL  training geared toward students in Grades 6-12th. This interactive workshop will be LIVE streamed on June 7 at 10am, and will offer participants a 35 minute workshop that includes:
    •     Skill demonstrations for performing hands-only CPR  
    •     Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
    •     Questions and Answers

    Link and more information available soon!

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