Free CPR Training Offered at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 23

In a medical emergency, every second counts. Do you know basic CPR or medical assistance techniques that could save someone’s life?

On Wednesday, May 23, the community is invited to learn compression-only CPR and how to stop bleeding in an emergency at the four main entrances at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The free event, which will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until the 5th inning of the Texas Rangers game, is hosted by local emergency medical service provider American Medical Response (AMR), in collaboration with the Arlington Fire Department and the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival.

Through training initiatives, the City of Arlington has achieved a bystander CPR rate of 60 percent, which is almost 20 percent higher than the national average.

The training event at the ballpark is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

For more information about AMR’s CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR.