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San Tan Leads & Rural Metro Come Together for Essential CPR & AED Workshop

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In an empowering event today, San Tan Leads, a prominent business group in San Tan Valley, in collaboration with Rural Metro Fire Department, hosted a free CPR & AED training session at the San Tan Valley Veterans Center. This invaluable session aimed to equip residents with crucial lifesaving skills, emphasizing the importance of immediate response in emergency situations.

Shawn Gilleland, the Public Information Officer for Rural Metro, led the training, providing comprehensive insights into compression CPR techniques for both adults and infants. Attendees had the hands-on opportunity to practice these vital skills on mannequins, ensuring they left the session feeling more confident in their ability to assist in real-life emergencies.

In addition to CPR training, Gilleland shared his expertise on Automated External Defibrillator (AED) administration. This crucial part of the training demystified the process of using these life-saving devices, making it more approachable for everyday individuals to use in critical times. Furthermore, the training encompassed the demonstration on the use of dechoking devices and the proper handling of fire blankets, tools that can make a difference in saving lives during emergencies.

For those interested in taking proactive steps to ensure safety in their homes or workplaces, here are some resources to purchase dechoking devices, fire blankets, and AEDs:

San Tan Leads and Rural Metro Fire Department are committed to fostering a safer community through education and practical training. Reflecting on the success of today's event, plans are already underway for the next free CPR & AED training session expected to be held in the fall. For those interested in obtaining certification for CPR & First Aid, further information can be found here: CPR & First Aid Certification Information.

Lastly, here is more information on Rural Metro Membership (Grab a code to Save 20% on your annual membership here) and the Community Connect program, where you can create your household life safety profile. For lockbox information please call 480.415.8897.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in today's training and toRural Metro Fire Department for providing such a vital resource to our community at no cost. The overwhelming support and enthusiasm from the attendees illustrate the community's commitment to safety and readiness.

Stay tuned for more information on future classes and join us in our next session to empower yourself with the knowledge and skills to save lives. Together, we can make San Tan Valley a safer place for all. 

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