News From the Town of Colonie

Paula A. Mahan
Town Supervisor

Town Seal

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) approximately 300,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States with a survival rate of less than 8%.

AHA has determined that to increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest the following steps need to happen:

· Recognize an emergency.

· Call 9-1-1!

· Begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

· Use an AED

Below you will find access to some tools that can help you increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest

http://handsonlycpr.org/