The public is invited to Community CPR Day in Taylor

The Wayne County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education in conjunction with the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education present Community CPR Day. This educational event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, August 13, at the Downriver Campus, located at 21000 Northline, Taylor.

Community CPR Day is open to the public at no cost. Program leaders will educate interested participants on administering the life-saving technique along with identifying the signs of choking and heart attack in accordance with the American Lung Association.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure performed on people suffering cardiac arrest. The purpose of CPR is to provide a continuous flow of oxygen to the lungs and brain until the person regains consciousness. The human brain can only survive an average of five minutes without oxygen. After that, permanent damage is done. By performing CPR on a victim, the rescuer is increasing the chances for a full recovery.

For more information on WCCCD, visit www.wcccd.edu. For a listing of all special events throughout the district, call (313) 496-2704.

Taylor, Michigan