CPR Training For 911 Dispatchers
“An Act requiring 911 dispatchers to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and providing for an effective date.”
Posted: March 8, 2010 : v26-LS1478\A
Currently in Alaska State Statute there is no provision requiring 911 dispatchers to be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Most people are told that during an emergency you should call 911 immediately and someone will be able to help you. In the event that the caller does not know how to perform CPR, is unsure or panicking during the 911 call the operator should be able to not only calm the person down, but also be able to walk the caller through the process while help is on the way.
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