Being able to apply lifesaving techniques during an emergency until first responders arrive can mean the different between life and death for someone.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving skill that Silver City Fire Department encourages all residents to learn. For someone who goes into cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, chances of survival are near 10%. However, if someone receives immediate, effective CPR by a bystander until first responders arrive, that person’s chances of survival increase significantly.
Likewise, being able to control bleeding and provide simple first aid measures can greatly increase a person’s chances of survival in the case of a traumatic injury or medical emergency.
Silver City Fire Department offers a number of class options for both citizens and health care providers.