Welcome to the Midway Fire Rescue's Community Training Center

 

The Community Training Center offers training to the public to take advantage of C.P.R. and First Aid classes at least once a month. Not only will you get valuable training, the instructors want you to have fun while learning. 

 

Are you ready to save a life? 

 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. 

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Fact Sheet

Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. 

 

Put Very Simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 

WHY LEARN CPR?
Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

  • Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. 

    • Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.

    • A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

 

WHO CAN YOU SAVE WITH CPR?
The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.

  • Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.

  • Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

  • African-Americans are almost twice as likely to experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in another public location than Caucasians, and their survival rates are twice as poor as for Caucasians.

 

WHY TAKE ACTION?

  • Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.

  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.

  • Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.

  • The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

 

If you would like to participate in a class or get more information please call the number below, if no answer please leave a detailed message. 

 

Contact:

Battalion Chief Carr Gilmore

Phone: (843) 545-3620

Video: As a clinical educator, for many years, Mary told her students they needed to learn CPR to save her life if she ever went into cardiac arrest -- but she never thought that would actually happen.

Video: Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin' Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. American Heart Association 

Video: High School Volleyball Player Saved by AED.

Just 17 years old, Claire went into sudden cardiac arrest during a volleyball game. Fortunately, her school's staff had been trained to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)—and saved her life. We hope this video will inspire you to become CPR and AED certified. You could save a life. [Warning: Video contains graphic imagery.]

Main Address
67 St Pauls Place
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

 jwelch@gtcounty.org
Tel: 843-545-3620
Fax: 843-237-3458

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

(except for legal holidays)

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