DO YOU LIVE IN A HEARTSAFE COMMUNITY?
- If someone in your community suffers a sudden cardiac arrest tomorrow, how likely is he or she to survive due to rapid access to life-saving treatment?
- Now that all cities and towns in Massachusetts have enhanced 9-1-1, how many residents and public safety officials in your community can recognize the symptoms of cardiac arrest and know how to get help “on the way, right away”?
- Who knows CPR in your community and is prepared to administer it when necessary?
- Where are automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located, and who has been trained to use them appropriately?
The answers to these questions could determine whether or not your community qualifies as a Massachusetts HeartSafe Community.