The Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Our Lady of Fatima will offer a free hands-only CPR/AED training for children and teens 9 to 17 years old. It will take place Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima parish center, 229 Danbury Road.
Hands-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting, such as at home, at work or in a park. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. The ambulance corps encourages bystanders to not be afraid to help, and that includes young people.