If you had to save a life could you?
Knowledge is power! Committed to improving the lives of our athletes and community, in just over a week and in partnership with CPR Seattle, FOUNDATION is able to provide a discounted rate for this four-hour course. This $65 registration fee covers training and instructor costs.
Many people believe that it happens so infrequently that they don’t need the training, or they don’t take it seriously. Let us share a story about one of our community members:
Around 4.5 years ago I was working out on machines in the Seattle Univ gym. I’d been training 3x/week on the SU masters swim team and competing in races for about 25 years. I have no family history of heart problems and my health and fitness was pretty good. I had no warning signs (pain or anything) and just blacked out one day after getting off the elliptical. Turns out I walked downstairs and got on another machine and slumped over. I was told my eyes were open and it looked like I was maybe having a seizure.
The guy who saved me was a grad student and squad leader in the National Guard. He was, luckily, on the machine next to me. As the Seattle Univ staff froze, then backed away and watched, he started CPR immediately, ordered someone to get the AED and another grad student stepped up to spell him on CPR (it’s an intense physical act) and he shocked me 4 times.
SU called 911 and the response was within minutes because that gym is next door to Swedish Hospital and a fire station. I was told they used the AED 3 more times. I woke up 10 hours later in the ICU wondering what happened.
I’d like as many people that can, show up for this training. You never know how you’ll respond in this sort of an emergency, at the gym or anywhere else. It’s a beautiful, violent act to save a life. Give yourself the best chance to be able to do it.
Russ, who you can find at the 8:00am FCF classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! 🙂
FOUNDATION has installed an AED station on-site, and the more of us that are educated in its use, the better for the safety of our community. Spaces are limited, so sign up now!
Join us to become CPR-certified and have the confidence and know-how to help save a life when a situation demands it. The training complies with all state (WISHA) and federal (OSHA) requirements, and students will receive a two-year electronic certification card (eCard) from the American Health Association (AHA) upon completion.