CPR training is offered through the Red Cross and American Heart Association

McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 19, 2017) – At this week’s City Council meeting, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) proudly recognized the personnel of Encore Wire for their use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) tools to save an employee’s life. Administrative staff members trained in CPR worked with Medcor On-Site Clinic personnel to bring the patient back to life and monitor him until EMS arrived on scene.

According to the American Heart Association sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. with 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur while victims are at work. The importance of having clearly designated locations for AEDs in the workplace, along with providing a proper management system, proper instruction on how to use them and CPR training can mean the difference between life and death.

“Quick observation, assessment and teamwork by administrative staff and clinic personnel saved a staff member’s life,” said Fire Chief Danny Kistner. “We’re grateful the employees were well-trained to handle this situation and resulted in a great outcome.”

For more information on CPR and AED training, visit www.heart.org or www.redcross.org.