City Times Staff
Volunteer firefighters Jason Rannow and Eric Fowlkes from the Town of Hull demonstrate hands-only CPR in front of Trig’s Grocery for National EMS Week.
Rannow said hands-only CPR is easy to learn and one only has to remember to, “Push hard, push fast, call 911.”
“The American Heart Association moved to hands-only CPR because they noticed some bystanders were hesitant to perform CPR because of the mouth-to-mouth,” said Fowlkes. “They’ve also found through research that every time you stop compression on the chest you lose the circulation.”
Hands-only CPR requires giving continuous 2-inch chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.
Rannow said 11 people had participated in the CPR demonstration and two had volunteered for a blood pressure screening.
The Hull Fire Department is currently seeking volunteer firefighters. For more information click here.