Starting Hearts coming to Eagle-Vail garden Thursday |

Starting Hearts coming to Eagle-Vail garden Thursday

Daily staff report

EAGLE-VAIL — In an effort to bring more community-minded events to the Eagle-Vail Community Garden, the group has invited Starting Hearts and the Heart Rod for an event Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Starting Hearts’ mission is to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims by improving community access to essential medical care. The programs are designed to increase the number of individuals able to confidently deliver appropriate care to victims, increase the effectiveness of emergency response services, save lives, and make our homes and communities safer.

Training program

Thursday’s event features Starting Hearts’ Call.Push.Shock training program. This program is a 45-minute, hands-on training program that will quickly educate residents on how to save lives using both cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators. Trainings will begin at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Five-minute impromptu trainings will also be available.

In addition to training, participants can enjoy burgers, beer, and ice cream donated by Triumph Mountain Properties, Beaver Liquors, and the community of Eagle-Vail.

Donations are welcome and will benefit Starting Hearts’ Eagle County Schools program.