TICONDEROGA - First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga had 25 members with others from surrounding communities recently trained and certified in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use.
Training was sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga and Dr Cornelia Freyhofer of Inter-Lakes Health, and championed by Pastor Scott Tyler.
The one night course was taught by Thomas Beach EMT, CIC and Environment of Care Manager, Inter-Lakes Health.
The First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga is the first church in the immediate area, and the first in the conference to place an AED on the premises. Having an AED on site is thought by the American Heart Association to greatly enhance opportunity for return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest.
Another class is planned for the fall.