A message of survival

Dr. Jeff Vanbendegom, medical director for Dane County’s Emergency Management department, talks about the statistics showing the role CPR plays in the event of cardiac arrest.

As more people learn CPR, the response to individuals in cardiac arrest has increased survival rates.

That was the message Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, along with the Dane County Emergency Management department, got across at a May 24 event to express appreciation to emergency management technicians and paramedics during National EMS Week.


Eric Anderson, data analyst for Dane County Emergency Management, demonstrates compressions on a training dummy. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer used.