How to help a heart attack victim

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States.

O'Fallon Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Andy Parrish demonstrated the use of an automated external defibrillator or AED. An AED is a device that can help a heart attack victim.  Parrish also demonstrated CPR and said it is a skill that can help a heart attack victim.

The county fair is held at the fairgrounds off West Meyer Road in Wentzville. Training is free and open to all ages. It is encouraged that families bring young kids to get them used to CPR early.

More opportunities for FREE CPR/AED training:

St. Charles County Fair
Jul 27, 4p-8p
Jul 28, 9a-1p and 4p-8p