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