Manager of Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT), Andre Carillo, told The San Pedro Sun that they are working on hosting a CPR training session on the island, as a way to give back to the community. “According to global statics, the majority of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest end up dying, due to not having people trained in CPR that can facilitate the life-saving procedure and avoid the death of that citizen,” said Carillo. “Throughout this month, we want to train as many people as we can in the various parts of the communities.”

Carillo states that each class takes approximately 25 minutes, so within a 2-3 hour period, we can train over 100 persons in CPR and basic first aid. “We want to train students, domestics, residents working in the tourism industry; as many people as possible in different areas in the community. So, wherever an accident occurs, they will be someone around to perform CPR and save a life.” The CPR and basic first aid training in San Pedro Town are expected to take place at the end of the month. For more information and to sign up, you can contact Andre Carillo at 670-6827.

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