911 dispatchers to be trained on CPR coaching under proposed bill

911 dispatchers to be trained on CPR coaching under proposed bill

A bill introduced in the state Legislature would ensure all 911 dispatchers across the state would be trained to give CPR coaching over the phone, according to a release from the American Heart Association.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon, and Rep. Treig Pronschinske, R-Mondovi.

Not all 911 dispatchers currently trained to provide CPR coaching over the phone, according to the release.

Officials said the training is crucial because a person’s chance of survival falls 10 percent with every minute that passes between cardiac arrest and the start of CPR.

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