West Hartford PD hosts CPR classes for restaurant workers

Hartford

On-top of serving you dinner, now some West Hartford restaurant workers could save your life!

Thanks to a course provided by the local police department and the American Heart Association, restaurant workers spent their day in the classroom getting trained in CPR.

West Hartford police say they get 7,000 medical calls a year and they get called to a restaurant once a week.

Officers say every second is vital in an emergency situation.

“To have that intervention before we get there is key. It just keeps the blood flowing and then we can get there with our tools. Our oxygen, our AEDs and continue what’s needed,” said Lt. Eric Rocheleau, West Hartford PD. 

About ten people from at least four different restaurants in town took the course which will get them certified in CPR for 2 years.

If police still see a need, they’ll host another one.

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