VIDEOS: According to the American Heart Association, although 65% of people in the United States say they’ve received CPR training at some point in their lives, only 18% of people are up to date on their CPR training.
Captain Justin Pinkley with the Springdale fire department visited 5NEWS to demonstrate how CPR procedures should be performed on both infants and adults.
“Every minute that’s going by without CPR being done, your chances of survival are going down by 10%. so it’s very important to get adequate chest compressions and get AED defibrillation.”
The department has also partnered with PulsePoint, an app used to help public safety agencies inform and engage their citizens.
In the event of emergencies where CPR is needed, the dispatch center immediately alerts CPR-trained individuals about nearby cardiac arrest events through the free PulsePoint Respond mobile app, and also lets them know the location of the closest AEDs.