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 …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
My son asked. I felt guilty. But I was under no illusion that our pet’s primary caregiver would yours truly.
As of this month, I’ve been a dog owner for three years. That may not sound impressive to many Woodbury pet lovers. But, it’s huge for me. I swore I’d never own a dog. They smell. They slobber. They shed. They’re expensive. I’d see my good friend walk her dog through all kinds of weather, steaming bag of poop swinging from her leash-free hand. Better her than me, came to my mind. Then my son began requesting a pet. I felt guilty. Like I was robbing my kids of a childhood rite of passage. But, if I were going to cave, it would be for a dog, no other pet variety. I didn’t want cat hair or litter boxes or rabbit hutches or birdcages. And absolutely no rodents or reptiles! I was under no illusion that our pet’s primary caregiver would be none …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Woodbury Public Safety has trained 824 people in hands-only CPR through its “Take Heart” campaign.
Woodbury is looking to train 7,000 lifesavers this year. “We can create heroes in 30 minutes,” said Angela Kain, a firefighter-EMT with the Public Safety Department. The department in February announced plans for its “Take Heart Woodbury” campaign, which seeks to train 7,000 people in hands-only CPR. A handful of training sessions have been held and more are scheduled for May, along with additional outreach programs such as “lunch and learn,” where officials train groups or businesses over the lunch hour, Kain said. Already 824 people have been trained in hands-only CPR. “It’s exciting,” Kain said. “It’s been extremely well-received by everybody. It’s just a matter of getting the word out. Once they (have taken the course) they really …
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 …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Community Education held a spring break baseball camp at Woodbury High School Monday through Wednesday this week.
Kids ages 7-14 learned baseball from Royals coaches and current players this Monday-Wednesday, March 14-16, in the Woodbury High School Activity Center. Practices included skill training, drills and games that helped children in throwing, fielding and hitting.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
International dog sledders headed down Lake Road in Woodbury in preparation for an upcoming arctic expedition.
Using ATVs as surrogate sleds, Joar Ulsom of Roros, Norway, and Jim Chick of Minneapolis, trained for a 2,000-mile, three-month arctic trek along Lake Road in Woodbury this week. You can follow their expedition, which departs next month, at www.polarhusky.com/explore/.