Local expert shares the importance of knowing CPR

Published: Mar. 28, 2022 at 6:49 PM EDT
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ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Certified CPR instructor, Lance Lee cannot stress enough the importance of knowing CPR.

Lee told 12 News if anything were to happen that would cause CPR to be necessary; it is critical someone knows what to do.

He believes everyone should be trained in CPR. He said accidents and emergencies can happen anywhere at any time.

“If someone goes down right here and let’s say I don’t start CPR or I’m not trained, then that person laying on the ground does not have 10 or 15 minutes for EMS to get here,” Lee said. “Now, sometimes EMS is here in five minutes, but that person may not have that much time.”

Lee told 12 News there is always something that can be done. He said if you don’t know full CPR, you can learn to just do the compressions. If someone is bleeding, Lee said if you don’t have a first aid kit then you can use a shirt or a towel.

If you are interested in learning CPR, then you can go to the Triple Star CPR website and see what courses are available.

Lee owns Triple Star CPR in Endicott, where he gives courses from CPR to babysitter training. He has multiple certifications that extend beyond just regular CPR.