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Communtiy CPR Challenge

Community CPR ChallengeMichael D. Curtis, MDAssistant Chief Chief Joe GemzaEMS Division Chief Scott Habeck

A Pebble in a Pond

The ChallengeTwo communities competed Train the most people in hands-only CPR for adultsDeploy the most new AEDsRaise the most money to fund new AEDsFebruary and March 2016Wausau vs Stevens Point

Getting StartedThe Idea: Sherrie Galle-TeskeAmerican Red Cross (Formerly)Portage County Cardiac Arrest Survival Team2-3 organizational meetings: Ground RulesFoundations to receive and distribute donated moniesGetting the mayor in on the challengeMedia Coverage


Saint Michaels Foundation receives gift to support Cardiac Arrest Survival Team

Have to get the Word Out!Create the BuzzPress Release Worked very well for us to get started Great chemistry with Chief Finn and Chief Kujawa as well as the Mayors

Timing is Everything

Central Wisconsin CPR Challenge started in Wausau on February 8, 2015

Assembly was voting on Wisconsins CPR in Schools Bill the following day

Brought additional coverage with a twist

Have to get the Word Out!Create the Buzz

Creation of the Flyer

Yeah for Social MediaStevens Point & Wausau Fires Facebook PageTweet (AED Superstore)Helped keep BUZZ alive for 2 monthsKept the News Stations interested with continual coverageGot the word out >>>>>>

Partners in the ChallengeAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican Red Cross AED Superstore

AED Superstore

Gave the Departments

1600 pocket masks8 manikins with suppliesVariety of AED Trainers2 AEDs for each Foundation

Classes, Classes, Classes BIG and SmallHigh SchoolsUniversities and CollegesBusinessesCivic GroupScoutsChurchesIndividualsYou name it _______(If anybody wanted to learn CPR we would teach them!)

At the End of It All The CPR Challenge trained 3,559 individualsPlacement of 3 new AEDs in Central WisconsinSt. Michaels Foundation and St. Clares Foundation assisted in raising a total of $4,500

The Scoreboard at the ENDWausau Fire Department

2,225Stevens Point Fire Department


No Better Way to Wrap It UP than with the GovernorOn April 26, 2016 we shared the success of the CPR Challenge along with Governor Walkers signing of the CPR in Schools Bill

Making it HappenBuilding relationships throughout the communityWork with large employers, schools, universitiesNo group too smallWell-received in the community

Making it HappenDepartment buy-inNeed people who enjoy teachingTime consuming to schedule and organize training sessionsVolunteer support would help

Future DirectionsSchools now required to do CPR trainingLets go Statewide with this!February is Heart MonthOctober is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness MonthData Collection (CARES)Adopting best practices

New Legislative Initiatives?Dispatchers: Mandatory EMD training and use of commercially available EMD programsDeployment of AEDs in certain public or government buildings with a certain minimum amount of trafficStatewide Registry of Cardiac Arrest CasesCARESLocal Registries of Cardiac Arrest CasesCreating a Governors Task Force on Cardiac Arrest Survival

[email protected] Gemza [email protected] Habeck [email protected]