Three Rivers Festival Provides Class to Brush Up on Lifesaving Skills

By WISE Web News
By Maureen Mespell


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July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 4:12 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Every year, 250-people die in Allen County from sudden cardiac arrest, people whose lives may have been saved if someone nearby had known CPR.

Wednesday morning at the Fort Wayne Community Center, people took advantage of free, hands-only CPR training.

The Don't Miss a Beat course takes only about 45-minutes and was part of The Three Rivers Festival.

Participants use mannequins or special kits to learn the hands-only CPR, which eliminates the mouth to mouth breathing that was taught in school years ago.

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