Free Demos 9/24: Hands-Only CPR

You may have heard that the American Heart Association's new guidelines for 2010 include an option for the new 'Hands-Only CPR.' To encourage local residents to try this life-saving skill, our Medical Reserve Corps unit is hosting an event this Saturday, Sept. 24, so visitors can sample this technique for themselves:

Hands-Only CPR (free demos)
This Saturday, September 24
Drop by anytime between 1 and 3 p.m.
UMV MRC instructors
J.V. Fletcher Library -- downstairs
50 Main Street, Westford MA 01886
Behind library, Town Hall, Connell Drive
NOTE: We hope to urge as many local residents as possible to try this skill (no certification involved). Will also be promoting Preparedness Month and general MRC initiatives, inviting interested visitors to join our unit.

The goal of this event is to help people become more comfortable with the concept, in the hopes that many of them will sign up for a certification class in the area. Attendees will be provided a list of resources that offer CPR and First Aid training.

This is not a CPR certification course!!! Rather, this is an opportunity for all interested residents to stop by with family members and see what it feels like to try this skill on a manikin.

We are providing this event as a community service.

Members will be on hand to discuss the unit and welcome participation. In case of questions, please call the coordinator (Nancy Burns) at 978-399-2549 or send an e-mail message to nburns@westfordma.gov.

Hope to see you this Saturday afternoon!





Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps, 55 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886