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BAT#82: PEP, CPR, & AED Training

Los Altos Mayor Lynette Lee Eng as a choking “victim” while Santa Clara County Fire Captain & Paramedic Denise Gluhan demonstrates the proper technique.

BAT#82 held a Personal Emergency Preparedness Training and learned to perform CPR and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

Funded by a City of Los Altos Community & Emergency Preparedness Grant, and taught by the Santa Clara County Fire Department, the all-day training took place in the Neutra House in Los Altos and included lunch.

Neighbors from several Block Action Teams  learned to:

– Build a disaster supply kit (including information on home and workplace preparedness, fire safety, & treating life-threatening conditions);
– Perform high-quality compressions on an adult, child, and infant. Citizens will often need to perform CPR on family, friends or co-workers in the precious moments before first responders arrive;
– Utilize an automatic external defibrillator (AED);
– Aid an adult, child, or infant who is choking.

The grant funds will also sponsor up to five community members to attend Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

To set up a similar program for your BAT, please contact the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

To see information on upcoming FREE PEP classes, please see the City of Los Altos website.

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