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DBCH & MRC Offer Hands-Only CPR Training at Dutchess Stadium on Aug. 9th

Published: 8/2/2019

For More Information Contact:

Joe Ryan, MRC Coordinator; (845) 486-2493

 

Poughkeepsie…. The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Dutchess County will offer free hands-only CPR training to fans attending the Hudson Valley Renegades game on Friday, August 9th at Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls. Those interested in learning this life-saving technique are invited to stop by the CPR training station just inside the main gates of the stadium. It takes less than 3 minutes to learn hands-only CPR and DBCH staff will  have giveaways for  those who participate.

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health, said, “The majority of people who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital will die. If hands-only CPR is provided by an individual in the first few minutes of an incident, however, the chances of survival double, which is why we need to teach as many people as possible. I encourage everyone to come out, cheer for the Renegades, watch the fireworks, and learn a life-saving skill.”

The MRC of Dutchess County is part of a national network of almost 200,000 volunteers dedicated to supporting public health infrastructure as well as disaster preparedness and response in their communities.

For more information about training opportunities offered by DBCH or the MRC, please visit DutchessNY.gov/DBCH.