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Cetronia's Education Deparment develops programs aimed at training other public health and safety professionals, community groups and youth. Our communities benefit from courses in CPR, First Aid, AED, Oxygen Administration, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Vehicle Operations, 911 Awareness and our "Andy the Ambulance" program. It is not uncommon to find a Cetronia associate speaking in area schools promoting first aid and safety, as well as EMS career opportunities. All of these events culminate in tours of our vehicles and demonstration of our equipment in an effort to educate our youngest citizens and promote public service opportunities.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps offers a community CPR program which trains hundreds of residents in CPR and AED usage annually. Statistics show that the higher the percentage of the population trained in CPR and AED, the lower the mortality rate from heart attack. While EMS providers treat about 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims each year, roughly one-third of these victims receive CPR from a bystander. According to the American Heart Association, “If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.” As a matter of fact, 61% of persons who suffer from cardiac arrest are successfully revived when CPR or defibrillation is initiated within the first minute following the arrest. By training as many residents as we can on how to administer CPR, Cetronia Ambulance Corps is doing its part in helping to save lives and protecting the health of our community.