Brentwood, NY - September 8, 2014 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that the Department Health Services’ Division of Emergency Medical Services will conduct a series of “Compression-Only” Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes. This one-hour class is free of charge and open to persons of all ages who are capable of compressing another person’s chest.
“Our goal is to get as many people in Suffolk County trained in CPR as possible so we can improve survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests,” said County Executive Bellone. “The beauty in this method is that bystanders who witness a cardiac arrest and may not want to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on strangers may be much more willing to perform chest-compression-only CPR.”
“We urge all people in Suffolk County to become CPR trained,” said Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services. “Many of those who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. CPR can vastly improve a person’s chances of survival. This class offers an opportunity to be prepared for such an event.”
Classes will be offered on Wednesday September 17, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the locations listed below. Classes are opened to all.
- Brentwood Legion Ambulance Headquarters - 29 Third Avenue, Brentwood, NY
- Patchogue Ambulance Company Headquarters - 336 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY
- Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Headquarters - 295 Merritt Avenue, Wyandanch, NY
To register or for more information, contact Ellen Komosinski Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 631-852-4797 or firstname.lastname@example.org