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Achiezer Hatzalah CPR Class Recap
August 10, 2015

What do you do when someone is choking or has g-d forbid collapsed and stopped breathing entirely? You call Hatzalah, of course. But, as quick as Hatzalah arrives at the scene of an emergency, those precious seconds of waiting can mean the difference between life and death.

Achiezer Community Resource Center together with Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County continued their joint initiative to train members of the community just how to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Separate classes for men and women took place this past Sunday morning at the Hatzalah garage in Far Rockaway. Professionals with decades of experience respectively both on the men's and women's side, trained nearly 100 men and women and gave over the skills that may ultimately save a life. These skills include: CPR for an adult and a child as well as choking procedures for adults and children.

Previous such classes have directly resulted in multiple lives being saved because an attendee knew just what to do prior to Hatzalah's arrival. While it is our collective hope that the skills learned will never be needed, there are now close to 100 men and women who have the ability, skills, and confidence that if and when an emergency presents itself, they know just what to do. Thank you to the instructors Robby Lederman, Howie Sickles, Dovid Skulnick and Mrs. Malky Tropper for giving of their time to present these valuable classes. Additional classes will be held at a later date, (yet to be announced) stay tuned.


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