Fire, EMS agencies urge CPR training in wake of NFL player's mid-game medical emergency
Social media discussions have included information about CPR and cardiac care, plus expressions of gratitude for the on-scene EMS providers
By FireRescue1 Staff
CINCINNATI — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin remains at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical care Wednesday, two days after experiencing cardiac arrest during an NFL game between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Following the event, countless organizations have taken to social media to express their thoughts and prayers for the the 24-year-old safety as well as their admiration for EMS crews who rushed to Hamlin's aid to provide emergency medical care – with millions watching.
Similarly, several fire and EMS agencies have shared CPR best practices and cardiac care information, urging members of their communities to seek CPR training.
cardiac care awareness and CPR Training information
With everybody’s attention now riveted on sudden cardiac arrest, a reminder that early CPR is the 1st step in the chain of survival. We teach hands only CPR. It just takes minutes to learn. To schedule a class, contact us at email@example.com. #DCsBravest— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 3, 2023
Understanding cardiac arrest and emergency response following Damar Hamlin’s collapse during Monday Night Footballhttps://t.co/ZrjMh4QuOC— American Heart News (@HeartNews) January 3, 2023
CPR saves lives.— City of Golden Valley, MN Fire Department (@GVMNFire) January 3, 2023
Learn the life-saving skills from the GVFD at an upcoming Hands-Only CPR & AED Training course Thu, Feb 9, 7 pm at Brookview.
Find more training dates and registration information here > https://t.co/XkvuTP06oy https://t.co/xKdA9nKFCT
A cardiac arrest can happen at any time. Be prepared. Save a life.— Bothell Fire Department (@BothellFire) January 3, 2023
Check back in early Spring for CPR courses hosted in our new fire stations. This is an essential skill that everyone can learn. https://t.co/93qfT8VUDv pic.twitter.com/8eEazeIh9s
Monday night's tragic event highlights the life-saving importance of knowing CPR.— Village of Schaumburg (@SchaumburgIL) January 4, 2023
The Schaumburg Fire Department encourages the public to sign up for one of their upcoming CPR courses.
For more information and to sign up, please visit https://t.co/hita4ovquW
This has been a time of pride, too, for the way those on the field performed after Hamlin collapsed.
Last night the world saw US #paramedics at their best, performing under incredible pressure, doing their job expertly. The #EMS system did its job. This cements the critical role of EMS as a part of the #healthcare system.— Kevin Collopy, MHL, FP-C, NRP (@ktcollopy) January 3, 2023
How many physicians, nurses, paramedics, athletic trainers, etc have done #CPR or used an #AED on a competitive #Athletic playing field?!🖐️— John P Erwin III MD FACC (@HeartOTXHeartMD) January 3, 2023
Praying for Brother Hamlin. #PleaseBeOK
Also thankful for those of you who prepare for these tragic situations!🙏🏼#LifeIsFragile pic.twitter.com/7aYyoWWjER
These trainers/paramedics/doctors/etc were working on Hamlin in front of 65k fans, with millions tuning in, surrounded by 100+ players closely watching and went through several minutes of trying to restore his heartbeat — which they did.— Steve Benko (@SteveBenko) January 3, 2023
Just amazing. Hope good news continues🙏🏼 https://t.co/fXqEpQMrbx
Last tweet regarding this: obviously this is very serious. However, I am incredibly proud of the EMS and the paramedics who responded so swiftly. Those crucial seconds and mins are crucial to prognosis. I hope and pray that Damar Hamlin recovers from this terrible health crisis. https://t.co/f2rUiOb5mn— Riyaz Manjiyani, PT, DPT (@RiyazManjiyani) January 3, 2023