Elderly victim of a house fire receives CPR

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CPR was performed on an elderly woman involved in a house fire. Sadly, the elderly victim passed away. The firefighters found the elderly woman inside the front door. She was transported to a hospital but succumbed to her injuries.

House fire

The fire occurred in a single-family house. Emergency crews were called to the site and greeted by flames and smoke.

When they entered the house through a side entryway, the elderly woman was inside the front door. CPR was performed and she was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

There was another person living at the house but was not there when the fire started.

Importance of CPR training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that everybody should take time to invest in. During emergencies, this life-saving skill can save a life. It is best to enroll in a first aid course today.

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