Duluth Awarded CPR Training Kit Grant by American Heart Association

By KBJR News 1

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 11:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The city of Duluth is helping save lives by providing CPR training.

The city is planning on training about 3,000 citizens with a grant awarded by the American Heart Association which also included five hundred CPR Anytime Kits.

The first of many CPR training sessions was held at Lincoln Park Middle School with Mayor Don Ness and Duluth Schools Superintendent Bill Gronseth in attendance.

The Duluth Fire Department is leading the training.

"About 80 to 90 percent of cardiac arrests are suffered either by a relative or a friend. "They're somebody you know and by taking this training you could save the life of somebody that you love or bystanders." said Duluth Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Smith.

Duluth is one of five cities chosen by the American Heart Association for the CPR training grant.