The Heart Safe Coon Rapids organization is taking another step to get it message out – a training video to show how the use of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save lives in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Coon Rapids has become a heart safe community.
A group of residents, spearheaded by Coon Rapids Police Officer Bryan Platz, Coon Rapids Fire Inspector Nick House and Paul Mendoza, a North Memorial Medical Center paramedic and Coon Rapids business owner, have been working for several months with the support of the Coon Rapids City Council to get to the point where the city could qualify to be a heart safe community.
Organizers of the Heart Safe initiative in Coon Rapids want to get more businesses in the city on board.
A Coon Rapids Boy Scout troop has joined the efforts of the Coon Rapids Police Department to have Coon Rapids certified as an American Heart Association Heart Safe Community.
A project by the Coon Rapids Police Department to have Coon Rapids certified as an American Heart Association Heart Safe community has received the support of the Coon Rapids City Council.