Danville's Emergency Services Manager Greg Gilbert, Danville Police volunteers Edie and Joe Farrell and representatives of the city of San Ramon, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and San Ramon Unified School District travelled to Sacramento recently to bring a "HeartSafe" message to the members of the state legislature.

Taking part in the Go Red for Women Day being held at the capital, the group, members of the Heartsafe Community Committee, took over a committee room at the state building and brought out their rescusitation mannequins and Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs).  Legislators, lobbyists, visitors and capital staff all came in for a lesson in the proper use of an AED and on 'compression only' CPR.

Over the course of three hours, the crew of volunteers taught over 80 people how to do the hands-on CPR.  Demonstrations were set up for proper use and placement of AEDs and also on the SRVFPD's new smart-phone app which allows CPR trained individuals to register and be alerted to nearby cardiac emergencies.

Pictures from the event can be found here

The Heartsafe Community Committee is working with governments, businesses and individuals in the San Ramon Valley to promote awareness of the usefulness of CPR, the use of advanced technology in the saving of lives and other heart-healthy initiatives.

For more information on the HeartSafe Community Committee, contact Danville Emergency Services Manager Greg Gilbert at (925) 314-3368 or ggilbert@danville.ca.gov.