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$2k Equipment Donation Breathes New Life Into Montgomery Fire Department CPR Program

Bob Reichert, President, Kenwood Dealer Group, presented the Montgomery Fire Department with two Laerdal® CPR training manikins. The presentation took place on Tuesday, November 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Montgomery Lincoln.

The City of Montgomery Fire department offers accredited classes in both First Aid and CPR Training. Bystander CPR and the use of an AED is critical to the chain of survival and can literally make the difference between life and death. If someone is choking, has stopped breathing, or gone into cardiac arrest, that person needs help immediately—EMS may arrive too late to help. Over the past 2 years, the department has been offering CPR training to not only its members but to local businesses and civic groups. Area hospitals and healthcare organizations have also sent their members to classes provided by the department.

“The City of Montgomery averages about 2-3 CPR classes every month,” said Lt. Mark Stagge, Public Education Coordinator. “We offer quarterly CPR classes to the public, we offer CPR classes to the staff at doctors/dentists offices, nursing homes, independent retirement facilities, schools, churches, high school athletic coaches, and other businesses “

“Last year alone, we offered this life saving training to well over 500 individuals. With all that instruction, our CPR mannequins get plenty of use. The donation of a new CPR mannequin from the Greater Cincinnati Auto Dealers Association is greatly appreciated.”

Montgomery Fire Department will be receiving two manikins: a Laerdal® Resusci Anne and an infant training manikin, together worth over $2,000. Montgomery Lincoln is sponsoring the donation through Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers’ Association’s (GCADA) CPR Manikin Donation Program, in co-operation with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation. GCADA members have the opportunity to provide CPR training manikins to Greater Cincinnati area non-profit organizations such as hospitals, police, fire departments, schools and Red Cross chapters.