Proposal would require CPR training for 911 operators in Wisconsin

  • Source: Daily Telegram-Superior
  • Published: 01/03/2018 03:31 AM

A proposal in the state Legislature would require 911 operators to get training to help callers administer CPR to people who need it. Under the proposal, every 911 call station must have people trained to give CPR instructions over the phone, or have a plan to transfer callers to a dispatch center that can provide those instructions. The Wisconsin Counties Association opposes the bill, arguing it doesn’t provide enough money for ongoing training of workers. "We're concerned that this is an unfunded mandate on our counties, and with our resources becoming more and more limited, that this would be a burden on our counties to find the funding to train these dispatchers," said Marcie Rainbolt, government affairs associate at the Wisconsin Counties Association, at a public hearing on the measure in November.


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