June 2, 2008
Augusta Ga.-- This week is national CPR week, and learning how to use Automated External Defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.
The American Red Cross says that on average it takes emergency crews 10 minutes to arrive to a person in cardiac arrest.
The Augusta Red Cross is trying to reach 250,000 people to teach these life saving techniques.
John Payne a CPR instructor says it's important to learn these life saving techniques.
"If more people would learn CPR and actually start it as soon as someone goes into cardiac arrest, the chances if that person's survival have greatly increased."
To register for a class or for more information call the Augusta Chapter 706-724-8481.