After 10-plus Years, Plymouth Rotary Meets Goal of 7,000 Residents Trained in CPR
Heart Safe Plymouth, a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Plymouth and the Plymouth Public Safety Department is celebrating reaching their initial goal of ten percent of city residents trained.
They had a training on Thursday, Nov. 10 to reach the goal.
“The number is 7,000, way back when we started this program the population of the city of Plymouth was around 70,000 so we said, ‘we’d like to train at least 10 percent of the city of Plymouth,’ so 7,000 it is,” said Norm Okerstrom, co-chair of Heart Safe Plymouth.
Since the city is growing, the organization plans to continue training people to perform CPR and use an AED.
“It’s personally something I want to continue doing because this affects many families,” said Okerstrom. “Unfortunately many of those families have lost kids as well as adults and their family and loved ones.”
To learn more about Heart Safe Plymouth, click here.
Norm Okerstrom demonstrates how to perform CPR.