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The Jasper Highlands Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary hosted Open Houses on July 3rd and 4th, along with a community parade on the 4th. The purpose of the events were to educate the public about fire and medical safety,
raise departmental awareness and to create a fun community gathering. The parade consisted of 25 decorated ATVs, golf carts and motorcycles, with each entry celebrating the 4th in their own unique way. There were also demonstrations on using a fire extinguisher, how to keep a home and property “Fire-Wise” and discussions on CPR & AEDs. The department raised $630 through the sale of fire extinguishers, cookies and donations. These funds will go towards acquiring much needed breathing equipment (SCBA) utilized in basic firefighting.
Thank you to everyone who supported this event!
According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, and most Americans feel helpless to act during the emergency because they don’t know CPR.
Hands-Only CPR is CPR without rescue breaths, and has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths if performed in the first few minutes. If you see a teen or adult collapse, you can perform Hands-Only CPR with just two easy steps:
1. Call 911 and
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The song is 100 beats per minute – the minimum rate you should push on the chest during Hands-Only CPR.
Check out this video to see how you can make a difference for someone you love: Hands-Only CPR Video