The number of city employees trained in potentially life-saving CPR skills has grown by more than 1,000, thanks to the Public Works and Engineering Department's Safety and Environmental Section.
PWE officials from the section conducted 19 sessions of Bystander CPR training between October and March. All 1,012 employees who took the 20-minute sessions earned 25 wellness points.
Bystander CPR is a two-step, hands-only technique recommended by the American Heart Association. Mouth to mouth resuscitation is no longer recommended.
“Bystander CPR training has the potential to not only benefit our employees in their day-to-day working environments, but it can benefit their loved ones and those who live in and around their communities,” said Glenn Davis, a PWE safety representative who conducted the training.