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Watch: Mentor Firefighter Nathan Peters Teaches How To Do Hands-Only CPR

CPR increases a heart attack victim's survival chances by up to 20 percent

As part of its Keep The Beat program, Mentor Fire Department taught more than 3,600 people how to do hands-free CPR next year.

But that's not enough.

"We want every citizen in Mentor to learn how to do hands-only CPR," said Mentor Fire Public Information Officer Nathan Peters said.

"If a person goes down, we want a line of people ready to do CPR."

Hands-free CPR is a proven way to save lives. If a person receives CPR immediately after having a heart attack, their chance of survival increases from five percent to as much as 20 percent, Peters said.

If you would like to learn how to do hands-only CPR or you'd like to schedule a free class for your business, church group or family, call the Mentor Fire Department at 440-974-5769.

HLYWDIANA82 January 31, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Nathan came out to my business (Forsaken Haunted House) and taught this safety class to all of my employees. Not only was it informative it was also entertaining. And when the majority of your employees are teenagers, and they still remember hands-only CPR because of this class, I call that a win-win. I hope to have him back every year to teach all of my new employees. :)
Louis February 01, 2013 at 05:24 PM
I'm confused. Throughout the article you mention "hand-only" and "hands-free" CPR. What's the difference?
Nathan Peters February 01, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Hands Only CPR is the term used to describe the CPR method used here. It is not called hands free CPR. But Hands Only CPR training is provided for free by the Mentor Fire Department and surrounding Fire Departments.

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