Saturday, March 16, 2013
Since February 2012, the city’s Public Safety Department has trained more than 7,000 people in hands-only CPR.
The Woodbury Public Safety Department will celebrate its Take Heart Woodbury campaign later this month. The department last February announced an ambitious goal of training 7,000 people in hands-only CPR, and reached it last month. The public is invited to the celebration, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the department’s headquarters on Radio Drive. The event, which will be held in the Public Safety Education Room, will include a brief ceremony. “The purpose is to recognize everyone who helped the city reach its goal of training 10 percent of the population so they are better prepared to act in case of a sudden cardiac emergency,” reads a release from the department. “The Take Heart Woodbury initiative started in March of last year …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The city on Monday announced that 7,000 people have been trained in hands-only CPR.
Woodbury Public Safety has reached its goal of training 7,000 people in hands-only CPR. The initiative, called Take Heart Woodbury, launched last February. The public safety department will continue to train people in the technique. Find more information on the city’s website. Here’s a timeline of Patch stories on the program. Citywide CPR For ‘Take Heart Woodbury’ Woodbury hopes to train 7,000 people in “hands-only” CPR; kickoff event planned for Monday, Feb. 13. A Lesson from the Heart in Woodbury Bailey Elementary fifth-grader, whose brother died from cardiac arrest, teaches her fellow students hands-only CPR. Take Heart—You Can Do It! From Woodbury Patch blogger Vicki Strong: I joined 29 other people who were on their knees at Woodbury…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The city is closing in on training 7,000 people in the lifesaving technique.
Woodbury Public Safety is nearing its goal of training 7,000 people in hands-only CPR. There are only 46 left to go. “And we have those scheduled,” said Angela Kain, firefighter/EMT. Kain has been heading up the Take Heart Woodbury campaign since it launched Feb. 17, 2012. At the outset, Kain thought would it would be easy to teach 7,000 people how to do hands-only CPR, which is done without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. “This is a cakewalk,” she recalled thinking at the time. But after a fast start, the initiative fell into a bit of a lull, Kain said. Woodbury Days helped get things back in gear, she said, and local schools have recently reached out to ask public safety officials to teach the method to students and staff. “Wonderful …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Woodbury Days bolstered the city’s efforts to train 7,000 people in hands-only CPR.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
A big boost from Woodbury Days has pushed the city’s goal to train 7,000 people in hands-only CPR past the halfway point. City Administrator Clint Gridley at the Sept. 12 Woodbury City Council meeting reported that 713 people were trained during the three-day festival. Following Woodbury Days, 3,749 people had been trained since the city began its Take Heart Woodbury campaign. And with additional sessions held over the past weekend and more scheduled in the coming weeks, Woodbury officials believe they will be able to hit the goal. “Hands-only” refers to CPR that is done without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It is a two-step technique that involves calling 911 and pushing hard and fast in the middle of the victim's chest until help arrives…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
People can ask for the city’s Take Heart Woodbury float to come out to their neighborhood.
Woodbury is looking to train 7,000 people in hands-only CPR this year. And those heading up the initiative are getting creative as they work to promote it. The city recently completed a Take Heart Woodbury float, and residents can ask for it to come out to their neighborhood and have officials train people in hands-only CPR. The float has a disco theme; hands-only CPR can be done to the beat of Stayin Alive. For more information on how to sign up, check out the city’s webpage dedicated to the effort. There are also upcoming events planned: Kids & Family Fun Fest Sunday Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Colby Lake Park, with a large group training event from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (The Fun Fest is a Law Enforcement United event.) Night to …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Bailey Elementary fifth-grader, whose brother died from cardiac arrest, teaches her fellow students hands-only CPR.
A Woodbury 10-year-old gave a lifelong, and life-saving, lesson Thursday. Faith Goetzke, a fifth-grader at Bailey Elementary, showed her fellow students how to perform hands-only CPR as part of her Girl Scouts Bronze Award. The lesson was especially poignant for Faith, whose brother Kevin died of cardiac arrest at age 9 while playing tag with his relatives in California about four years ago. Kevin was born with a small hole in his heart, but it closed on its own over time, said Laura Goetzke, who, along with her husband Don, watched Faith’s presentation and helped out with tips for the fifth-graders. Despite that, the event Thursday was fun and lighthearted, with Faith’s students yelling at her to call 911 during a practice session and the…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Woodbury hopes to train 7,000 people in “hands-only” CPR; kickoff event planned for Monday, Feb. 13.
Woodbury will be a heck of a lot safer in the coming months if city officials have anything to say about it. The Woodbury Public Safety Department hopes to teach 7,000 citizens “hands-only” CPR this year. The initiative kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the department’s headquarters on Radio Drive. The idea behind “Take Heart Woodbury” is to get as many residents as possible to attend upcoming classes so they in turn teach others how to do hands-only CPR, said J.B. Guiton, Woodbury Emergency Medical Services commander. “Hands-only” refers to CPR that is done without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Guiton said. That aspect of the aid can make people hesitate to do CPR, he said, relaying information from the American Heart …