Parents of Massachusetts child who survived cardiac arrest urge lawmakers to support telephone CPR bill

Sudden cardiac death can happen at any place and at any time. During these moments, performing CPR is key to survival.

One way to ensure that more people receive CPR is to teach 911 operators how to provide CPR instructions over the phone. This is proven to save lives, but only a handful of states require it.

Massachusetts isn’t one of these states.

That’s why the American Heart Association is pushing for legislation in Massachusetts that would require all 911 operators to be trained in how to deliver CPR instructions over the phone.  It could be the difference between life and death.

If you’d like to see 911 operators receive this lifesaving training in Massachusetts, we’ve set up an easy way for you to let your state lawmakers know it.

Click here to ask your lawmakers to ensure 911 dispatchers are ready to provide CPR instructions quickly.

Kirk and Kelly Anderson, of Beverly, Mass., know the importance of CPR. Their son, Daniel, was saved by CPR after going into cardiac arrest while playing basketball in June of 2019. They recorded this message in support of a telephone CPR bill in Massachusetts.