The president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana donated $10,000 to the American Heart Association-Capitol Area and pledged $30,000 over three years.
Chad Major’s donation will help put CPR in Schools Training Kits throughout the Greater Baton Rouge community, according to American Heart Association’s New Orleans and Baton Rouge communications director, Mary Fein.
The training kits allow students to learn basic CPR skills in less than 30 minutes, and they are specifically designed for educators, since they are portable and storage-friendly.
“About 80% of cardiac arrests that occur outside a hospital happen at home. And about 89% of those victims don’t survive because, often, people around them don’t step in to perform CPR,” Fein wrote. “The American Heart Association is creating a generation of lifesavers by making sure students learn CPR before they graduate.”
The AHA Capital Area has kits available for companies or organizations who want to donate them. Kits contain materials required to train up to 20 people in CPR and in first aid. For more information about donating a kit, call (225) 248-7700.