Health and Safety Sa­lon and Heros in 30 train­ing re­turns to Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

“Be­come a hero in thirty min­utes flat!” This is the chal­lenge made to the people of Stanstead and the sur­round­ing area re­gard­ing the pop­u­lar Hero in 30 train­ing, of­fered for free dur­ing the sec­ond Stanstead Health and Safety Sa­lon to be held on April 26th, from 10:00 to 3:00 pm, at the Pat Burns Arena.

Hero in 30 is ba­sic CPR train­ing that can be taught and prac­tised within thirty min­utes and in­structs people how to in­ter­vene in the case of chok­ing or car­diac ar­rest. Last year, al­most three hun­dred people of all ages were trained at the event in Stanstead. “In the first few min­utes that fol­low an in­ci­dent, we know that car­diac mas­sage alone is as ef­fec­tive as car­diac mas­sage and mouth-to-mouth re­sus­ci­ta­tion to­gether,” ex­plained Bruno Roy, of Stanstead Am­bu­lance. “It is within ev­ery­one’s reach to be able to in­ter­vene be­fore the ar­rival of paramedics on the scene to save some­one’s life!”

New this year at the event will be health work­shops with an emer­gency room doc­tor, be­tween 11:00 am and noon and 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Also, get your health and safety ques­tions ready. There will be about a dozen in­for­ma­tion kiosks un­der the theme of health and safety. In­flat­able games for chil­dren and door prizes await the fu­ture ‘he­roes’ and their fam­i­lies.

Heros in 30 train­ing is for any­one who would like to save a life. The train­ing is pro­vided through col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Min­istry of health and so­cial ser­vices, the Que­bec Heart Foun­da­tion and the Cor­po­ra­tion d’ur­gences-santé.

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