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Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Teaching Life Saving Skills

May 23, 2014, 7:15 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Teaching Life Saving Skills
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is teaching people hands-only CPR at the Empire Mall this week. Amy Marsh, a Sioux Falls Fire Rescue EMS educator teaches the proper way to perform CPR if someone near you goes into cardiac arrest.

"We want to make sure people have basic skills to help their family and their friends," Marsh said.

Marsh says if someone near you needs CPR follow these basic steps: Use the heel of your hand and press hard and fast in the center of the chest. Do it 100 beats per minute. Marsh says a simple rhythm may help you push the right amount of times.

"A classic song we all have heard over the years is "Stayin' Alive" and that's the beat for 100 beats per minute," Marsh said.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue says it is simple tips like these that can save a life.

"The unofficial start of summer starts this weekend so people are starting to become more active and go camping doing all the summer things that we can think of obviously you're going to want to think about safety," Sioux Falls Fire Rescue division chief Jeff Helm said.

SFFR is urging people to download the Pulse Point app. The app will show you just how busy Sioux Falls Fire Rescue crews are or what calls they are responding to. It shows you how to perform CPR and you can subscribe to a CPR AED function. If you are comfortable doing CPR, your phone will alert you if someone near you requires CPR.

“We are 4, 5, 6 minutes out from that location and we talk about surviving cardiac arrest," Sioux Falls Fire Rescue EMS educator Jeremy Robertson said. "What truly makes the difference is those bystanders and those individuals out in the community that can render bystander CPR to make that survivability so much higher.” 

To learn CPR, SFFR will be at the Empire Mall after 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday providing free lessons. SFFR also offers classes every second Thursday each month. For more information, contact Jeremy Robertson at 605-367-8271.

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