Notre Dame Fire Department to assist with CPR mass training event

by Erin Blasko

CPR mass training event

CPR mass training event

Members of the Notre Dame Fire Department will participate in a CPR mass training event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27 (Wednesday) at Four Winds Field, 501 W. South St., South Bend.

Along with other volunteers, members will instruct more than 1,800 area middle-school students in the basics of hands-only CPR as a way to improve survival outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest.

The training will be supplemented with information on the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) as well as testimonials from survivors of the condition, which causes the heart to stop beating and can be fatal within minutes without treatment.

Students will be sent home with CPR training kits.

The event is sponsored by the South Bend Cubs, Saint Joseph Health System, Beacon Health System, IOI Payroll Services, the University of Notre Dame and other anonymous donors in association with enFocus.

For more information, visit www.savealifesjc.org.

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127, eblasko@nd.edu