Maple Plain aims to keep community safe through AED training 

A trainer demos on an AED dummy during a past HEARTsafe training. (Submitted photo)

Emergencies can happen in an instant. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

A heart attack occurs in the United States every 42 seconds and every minute someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease related event, according to the Center for Disease Control.

However, preparedness can help make those terrifying statistics better in the future.

HEARTsafe is working to ensure communities around the country receive training to promote survival from sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

The city of Maple Plain has held HEARTsafe training for some time now and in 2015, Maple Plain earned the rank of a HEARTsafe city, one of the first 100 cities in Minnesota to do so.

The cities of Maple Plain and Independence will be teaming up and holding another training session, sponsored by the West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 14 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Independence City Hall.

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