CPR Training Offered In Benton

(BENTON, IL) — Abbott EMS and the Benton Fire Department will be providing free, compression-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to help saves lives and make our community safer. This will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at the Benton Fire Department, located at 107 N. Maple St. According to Benton Fire Chief Shane Cockrum, you will learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, the importance of calling 911 and how to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of the Abbott EMS nationwide observance of National EMS Week. The hands-on training is free and will take just a few minutes to learn.  Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing correctly on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can greatly increase the chances of survival for a cardiac-arrest victim. There is no minimum age requirement. You must be old enough to adequately perform chest compressions.