Mercer Island Union Fire Fighters - IAFF Local Stories
Screenings Save Young Athlete’s Lives
King | 06/22/16
Once every three days a high school aged athlete in the United States suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. The leading cause? An undetected heart condition.
The firefighters of Local 1352 routinely partner with the Nick of Time Foundation to provide screening for high school athletes so that they can safely participate in the activities they enjoy. In addition to administering blood pressure and EKG screenings, the crew provides basic CPR instruction to students.
In April, Valley Professional Fire Fighters assisted the Nick of time in screening more than 400 heart screens at Auburn Mountainview High School.