MONTCLAIR, NJ - In celebration of the American Heart Association’s CPR/AED Week (June 1-7), a recently -
opened Montclair CPR/AED training facility, will host a demonstration workshop to create greater
public awareness about the importance of the community becoming a “First Responder” in the event
of heart attack or stroke.

On Saturday, June 1, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m., the CPR Life
Support Network ( , located at 356 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 7, Montclair,
N.J., will host a Free Hands – Only CPR Training Kickoff event titled “Push Hard to the Beat.” The event
is designed as a demonstration to provide members of the community and healthcare providers with
the latest life-saving techniques and skills to save a life in the event of cardiac arrest.

“We are on a mission to equip members of the community with the skills to become a ‘First Responder’
in the event of a heart attack or stroke,” Dean Parker, co-owner of the recently – opened CPR Life
Support Network, stated. “Learning what to do in the first crucial minutes can make a critical
difference in improving the chances of survival or minimizing injury and disability,” Parker continued.
He also stated that this event is designed to not only be informative but fun and lively as well.

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According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association:
• Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. will have a heart attack and someone
will have a stroke
• Heart Disease (Including Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and Stroke) is the No. 1 cause
of death in the U.S. Cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately 1 of every 3 deaths.
• In 2016, sudden cardiac arrest mortality in the U.S. was 324,494 which is over 1,000 deaths per
Parker and his wife Johnnita, recently established the CPR Life Support Network in Montclair,
( to provide American Heart Association training and certification in Basic
and advanced Life Support, Cardio - Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator
(AED) and First-Aid for the general public and healthcare providers. “Public Education and training
are crucial aspects of any effort to reduce sudden death caused by cardiac arrest as well as improve
health outcomes in other medical emergencies,” Johnnita Parker, co-owner of the CPR Life Support
Network, said. “Because most cardiac arrests and other emergencies occur outside the hospital, the
community must consider itself a First Emergency Response Team to help save lives and minimize
disability,” Parker continued.

About the CPR Life Support Network: CPR Life Support Network was established to provide as many people as
possible with the tools to deal with life support and medical first-aid emergencies properly. CPR Life Support
Network is a health and safety training organization with classes that at are designed to meet the needs of
healthcare personnel, businesses, schools, recreational staff, public safety and security agencies, civic
organizations, government entities and individuals and can be tailored for specific purposes.