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West Hartford Police Offering ‘Heartsaver’ Class for Food Service Workers

West Hartford Police Station. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford Police Department will hold an American Heart Association ‘Heartsaver’ class on May 13 at police headquarters.

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The West Hartford Police Department is offering an American Heart Association “Heartsaver” class for those in West Hartford restaurant services. 

On average the WHPD responds to one medical call a week at a restaurant, many of them heart-related. According to the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District, the town has more than 370 restaurants. The course will cover adult and child CPR as well as Automatic External Defibrillator training.  

In any given year, West Hartford public safety responds to approximately 7,000 medical calls, many heart-related. In this country, someone dies from a heart-related disease every 43 seconds. 

As a result of the positive relationship between the police department and local businesses, a suggestion was made to further help those who live in or visit West Hartford. This suggestion turned to planning, and now action with the West Hartford Police Department’s upcoming CPR Heartsaver training class for those in the food service industry. 

The class is intended to train restaurant employees in CPR so that they may better help their customers should a medical need arise. The department typically responds to a local restaurant about once a week. The best chance of survival in a heart related incident is early medical intervention. This will take the food service employee’s dedication to “service” that much further.

The three-hour class will be held on May 13, from 8-11 a.m. in the Training Room at West Hartford Police Headquarters, 103 Raymond Rd. West Hartford, CT

To register or for more information please contact the West Hartford Training Division at [email protected] or 860-570-8810.

The cost of the program i $35, which includes the class training materials and an AHA CPR certificate that is good for two years.

The Heartsaver course, which is designed for anyone with little or no medical training, is open to others who want to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

For more information or to register please contact the Training Division at [email protected]or (860) 570-8810.

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