An important component of both safety and emergency preparedness is knowing how to deal with medical emergencies. The Chain of Survival includes Early Access to 9-1-1, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, and Early Advanced Care.
Early AccessEarly CPREarly DefibrillationEarly Advanced Care
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is involved in all four links of the chain. We provide training and information for home and the workplace on how to access 9-1-1, perform CPR and first aid, and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Our first-response paramedics provide advanced life support. In addition, we provide support and guidance for those interesting in purchasing and deploying AEDs.
CPR and AED's in the race against time (USA Today)