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New Car Dealers Donate CPR Training Tools

FAIRBURY – The Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association donated a “Little Junior Four Pack” to Jefferson Community Health Center’s CPR training program in partnership with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.

“If the right kind of treatment can be given to a victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good that the life can be saved,” said Pat Sullivan, vice president of dealer relations of the Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association. “CPR training teachers a person how to keep the heart beating while waiting for professional help to arrive.”

Twila Scheetz, RN, cardiac rehab coordinator and CPR instructor at Jefferson Community Health Center, said the child-sized CPR mannequins are a great tool to include in JCHC’s CPR training program. JCHC offers CPR training for staff members and other community health care professionals on a routine basis, and also periodically offers CPR classes to area residents.

Since the NADA Foundation’s Medical Grants program began in 1975, more than 4,600 CPR training units with a total value of more than $3 million have been donated to organizations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. More than 2 million people have been trained on CPR units donated by new car dealers.

Local new car dealers Larry Cote of C&O Ford and Alan Stall of Riverside Chevrolet accompanied Sullivan to present the CPR mannequins.

“We are grateful for the support of our local new car dealers and the Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association as we offer CPR training in our community,” Scheetz said.

Anyone interested in more information on CPR training should contact Scheetz at (402) 729-3351.