CFD: After Damar Hamlin Incident, Learn CPR, Don’t Be Afraid to Step In

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The emergency response to Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin demonstrated the importance of knowing what to do when a person’s heart stops beating, like CPR.

Canton Fire Department EMS Coordinator Pat Bodnar says even knowing rudimentary response procedures taught on the internet can save a life.

Bodnar says there are 350,000 out-of-the-hospital cardiac arrest cases every year.

He says just compressing the chest in some fashion is better than doing nothing.

He says you’re not going to seriously hurt the patient with compressions.

He appeared on Canton’s Morning News on 1480 WHBC radio.

For CPR classes. he recommends the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.