Firefighting Tech Roundup: Cardiac Arrest Simulator, Wildfire Risk, and More

06/15/2012
Metronic's online simulator prepares bystander to assist SCA victims First responders/EMS agencies can help community residents build awareness of the seriousness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and encourage them to assist the patient with the online, interactive tool from the Metronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project. The "Save-a-Life Simulator" places the viewer in a shopping mall where shoppers witness a young man fall down; actually, he was stricken with SCA. The "bystanders" are presented with the options of assisting the man or ignoring him.  The simulator then instructs the viewer to call 911, how to administer chest compressions, and to send someone to obt...

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