Project Save-A-Life, sponsored by Silver Star Rotary and the Vernon Fire Department, trained 242 people in CPR Saturday.
“This is the 24th year for the event and everything went very well,” said Michael Poznanski, program chairperson.
“We see people from all backgrounds. There were a lot of seniors because they see the need for it in their groups, as well as families with their children and groups of co-workers who wanted to learn some good skills.”
Participants also had the chance to learn about other health issues with information from a pharmacist on blood pressure and a display about Red Cross.
“We’ve heard a lot of stories about how people have had to use CPR in the community and that it is saving lives. These are not necessarily people we have trained but we are pleased to be able to help anyone who wants to learn this valuable skill free of charge so that they will be able to use it if needed,” said Poznanski.
“As Rotarians, our motto is, ‘Service Above Self.’ This is just a fantastic event and we love doing it every year. We’re looking forward to next year and our 25th anniversary.”