Corpus Christi Congregants Our Newest Immediate Responders!
The Southern Arizona Catholic Diocese has partnered with Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) to provide emergency readiness and situation training for all its employees, volunteers and parishioners. On Sunday, February 10th, 70 exceptional members from Corpus Christi Catholic Church completed multiple hours of Compressions Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. As a result, our community is now better prepared and has additional immediate responders among our ranks!
Civilians need lifesaving training in CPR and AED use so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an ill person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of illness and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths may occur.
Although no single set of skills or response can fit all illness, injury, trauma, or active violence situations, making sure everyone knows his or her options and can react decisively will save valuable time and lives. As members of our extended community family, these women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!