Can a 911 Operator Really Help You? Why Every Parent Must Know CPR

This morning, The Today Show featured a disturbing story about Matthew Cantrell, a 21-month old boy who died after becoming entangled in a soccer goal net.  Matthew’s mother dialed 911 pleading for help.  Despite her continuous please, the 911 operator could not talk her through how to administer CPR Shockingly, many 911 operators across the country are not required to be CPR certified.  And, they are so desperate to find operators that some are hiring ex-convicts and fast food employees to man the phones. 

I find it incredible that it’s not mandatory for 911 operators to be certified but this points to how important it is for every parent and caregiver be CPR and First Aid certified. 

CLICK HERE to watch the segment.

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