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Sign Up for Our Next Hands-Only CPR Class

Sign Up for Our Next Hands-Only CPR Class

If you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. To learn about our next class contact Community Outreach Manager, Lori Shenk at lshenk@nwems86.org.
• Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes.
• About 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional ...

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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe this winter.

-Give yourself a break. Take frequent rest breaks during shoveling so you don’t overstress your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.

-Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.

-Use a small shovel or consider a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure ...

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Tots Will Be Happy With Toys You Donated

Tots Will Be Happy With Toys You Donated

It was all hands on deck to fill our ambulances with toys collected in the Toys for Tots drive in our coverage area. We know there will be many happy children and many relieved parents on Christmas morning because of your generous donations. Thank you!

Tagging along with us to record the donation were Erica Shych from CBS 21 and Brendon Leslie from Blue Ridge Cable 11.

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