LAKE COMO — The borough is launching a new program in which residents can go to the First Aid Building and take friends-and-family basic-life-saving courses or get CPR certified.
Robert DeMartin, the supervisor of Belmar EMS, was invited to the mayor and council meeting on Tuesday to explain the plan.
“We would like to start doing friends-and-family CPR courses, as well as other first aid courses. We can teach adult, child and infant CPR,” said Mr. Martin.
There are fees associated with getting certified; however, the friends-and-family program would be free.
Councilwoman Heather Albala-Doyle shared a personal story of her recent experience in which she had to perform CPR on a child who was choking.
“I was in a home and a child started to choke and that child stopped breathing. The family, unfortunately, did not know life-saving measures, so I was the one who responded.”
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