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Councilman King makes CPR training available to District 10

Thursday September 27, 2007

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

What would you do if the person standing next to you were to suddenly have a heart attack? What if you were home and a loved one suffered a similar attack? Knowing how to assist that person can be the difference between life and death.

“I think everyone should know how to perform CPR or at least if they would like to know we can show them how,” says Councilman Jim King (D) 10.

With the help of Louisville Fire and Rescue, Baptist Hospital and Jewish Hospital, King is announcing a free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) seminar on Saturday, October 13th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The event will be held at MUSCL’s Senior Wellness Center at Schnitzelburg on 1016 East Burnett Street.

“This training is available but not limited to residents of District 10,” says King. “It is my hope this clinic will ensure that you or someone in your family will know what to do in an emergency and save a life.”

The two year CPR certification will be administered by John Amshoff, training center coordinator, for the Louisville Fire Department. CPR trainers will be provided by the Louisville Fire Department, Baptist Hospital, and Jewish Hospital. McDonalds on 3100 Poplar Level Road will supply refreshments.

Assisting Councilman King in underwriting the cost are Wal-Mart and Norton Healthcare.

According to the American Heart Association, about 75 to 80 percent of all out of hospital cardiac arrests occur at home.

“Those statistics also tell us that approximately 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospitals,” says King. When I see those kinds of statistics, this clinic becomes even more important to a family.”

For more information please contact Rob Holtzmann at 502-574-1110 or

Jim King (D) 10