The Petaluma Healthcare
District has launched a new program that it says can help save lives.
The HEARTSafe Community Program will be held in conjunction with the American Heart Association, Petaluma Valley Hospital, local fire districts, school districts and the Petaluma Police Department
The program offers training in life-saving CPR and instructions for using an automated electronic defibrillator.
The program also includes preventative education promoting heart health.
The life-saving application of CPR figured in Petaluma incident that made headlines last month. An off-duty Petaluma firefighter likely saved a life when he applied CPR to man who collapsed at a local gym.
Firefighters who were on duty arrived shortly after the 4 p.m. incident at Myles Ahead Fitness, according to the report.
By the time the man got to Petaluma Valley Hospital, his breathing and pulse had been restored.
For more information about the HEARTSafe Community Program
or to sign up for CPR, AED or First Aid classes, contact Healthquest CPR at
777-9226 or visit onto www.phcd.org.