August 7, 2018

The Richmond Ambulance Authority participated in more than a dozen National Night Out events throughout the city of Richmond this year.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors, law enforcement, and other public service organizations, while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring communities together under positive circumstances.

Millions of people take place at events in all 50 states in neighborhoods across the country. This year was the 35th anniversary of National Night Out. In addition to enjoying good food, and good conversations, our staff taught people the importance of hands only CPR.

Hands only CPR is done 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.

It is important to remember these steps before performing hands only CPR.

1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

RAA believes educating the public is essential in our efforts to save lives.