Emergency Communications/911 Center Receives Donation
The Lincoln Emergency Communications/911 Center provides daily life-saving operations for the citizens of Lincoln/Lancaster County. In doing such, they provide continuous training to the staff of the 911 Center in CPR so that instructions can be given to citizens over the phone in the event of sudden cardiac or respiratory arrest.
This training program was enhanced on May 9, 2013, when the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Nebraska New Car & Truck Dealers Association presented a donation of a Little Anne AED Training System to Communications Center staff.
Studies have shown that immediate CPR greatly increases survival rates for victims of sudden cardiac or respiratory arrest. When citizens call 911 for assistance with victims of cardiac or respiratory arrest, dispatchers are able to give immediate life-saving instructions while sending medical help to the victim.
The 911 Center provides training to over 50 Communications Center staff every two years as well as assisting with training for the Lincoln Police Department and private citizens in Lincoln and Lancaster County.
The National Automobile Dealers Foundation is part of the National Automobile Dealers Association with headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Membership includes over 19,000 franchised new car and truck dealers in the U.S.