CPR kits available at Lake Elmo City Hall

According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. An estimated 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

Fortunately, the city of Lake Elmo can now provide residents a way to learn or practice CPR at no charge. Thanks to a recent donation from the Rotary Club and fire department, the city owns five CPR practice kits that are available for citizens to borrow at no cost.

Individuals or groups looking to learn or brush up on their lifesaving CPR skills can practice using one of the free infant or adult kits that include a dummy, CPR Skills DVD, CPR reminder cards, alcohol wipes and directions for use.  

The kits were donated as a collaborative effort between the fire department and the Rotary Club as a proactive safety initiative. For more information or to check out a kit for a week, call city hall at 651-747-3900.

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