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The Salem Fire Foundation will be training us in the use of our new AED unit. The Rotary Club donated the AED to the Center. These electrical devices are crucial in improving the chance of survival of a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.
“When you have a cardiac arrest, you have a number of minutes before you start going down the survivability scale.”
It might take the fire department four minutes to get to a person experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. The chance of survival drops by 10 percent every minute. At six minutes, a person starts to experience brain death.
In 2015 the Salem Fire Department recorded an 80 percent save rate during sudden cardiac arrests through the use of AEDs. Our thanks to the Rotary Club for this life-saving donation! Please join us an up-to-the minute lesson on use of CPR and the new AED unit.