As part of its year-round public safety initiative, the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA) presented the Fort Mitchel Fire Department with four CPR training manikins. GCADA Member Jake Sweeney FIAT Alfa Romeo sponsored the donation.
“These manikins will be used to provide training in the proper use of CPR & AED,” said Fire Chief Gary Auffart. “Having someone on hand to properly administer CPR can make all the difference in whether a victim survives cardiac arrest.”
Jake Sweeney FIAT Alfa Romeo presented the Fire Department with a set of four Laerdal Resusci Anne® training manikins, which simulate realistic anatomy to prepare trainees for emergency situations.
Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives each year, and victim’s often die before reaching the hospital. Combined use of CPR and AED can increase a victim’s chance of survival by up to 80%.
Dealer Members of the GCADA, in co-operation with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation, have the opportunity to provide CPR training manikins to Greater Cincinnati area non-profit organizations, hospitals, police, fire departments, schools and local Red Cross chapters.
Across the country, automobile dealerships have provided an estimated 4,600 manikins worth approximately $3 million, for training of over 2 million people, potentially saving thousands of lives.