Public Service Information

Smoke Detectors Save Lives
Properly installed and working smoke detectors save lives by alerting the occupant when a fire related emergency exists. Is your family/home protected? Have you changed your batteries? For information on selection and proper placement of smoke detectors or other fire prevention education information, contact Captain Dewitt Marcrum at (205) 620-6530 or dmarcrum@pelhamonline.com.

 

CPR Saves Lives (Cardio/Pulmonary Resuscitation)
The American Heart Association says:
“Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 480,000 adult Americans die of a heart attack or related complications. About half of these deaths (some 225,000) result from sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can complicate a heart attack. If it does, it is most likely to occur during the first hour after the onset of symptoms of a heart attack, typically before the victim arrives at the hospital. Sudden cardiac arrest will result in death unless emergency treatment is provided immediately.”

Starting the Chain of Survival (CPR) is important in order to save lives. To learn CPR, contact the EMS Division of Pelham Fire Department at (205) 620-6435.

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