12,000 Montanans Learn CPR - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

12,000 Montanans Learn CPR

Posted: Updated:
BOZEMAN -

A local organization celebrates two years of saving lives by teaching CPR.

In the last two years, 12,000 Montanans learned hands-on CPR thanks to the Gallatin Heart Rescue.

In one year, the rate of surviving after a heart attack in Gallatin County has jumped from 6% to 17%.

Richard Hecox had a heart attack almost a year ago while he was driving. He said he crashed and a lady who went through the class saved his life.

"I'm so thankful that someone was willing to get and do what they could. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't be here," said Hecox.

The training has been adopted through the U.S. Department of Health and Human services as a statewide program.

  • NationalMore>>

  • APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 11:32:29 GMT
    The Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is coming to auction.
    The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:22:45 GMT
    Authorities are searching for a heavily armed survivalist suspected in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
    Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of...
  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 4:32 AM EDT2014-09-17 08:32:21 GMT
    It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the...
    It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's...
  • Most Popular

Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.