BAT#82 held a Personal Emergency Preparedness Training and learned how 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 was held in the Neutra House in Los Altos and included lunch.
Neighbors from several Block Action Teams attended and learned how 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 (Most often, citizens will 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 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.