NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Norman Fire Department received a rather unique form of CPR training last Friday. The fire department hosted a Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) course where they practiced CPR on cat and dog dummies.
BART is a non-profit organization that trains EMS providers to be better prepared in dealing with animals on scene. The course consisted of the following three stations:
- Handling and restraining
- Determining heart rate and respiratory rate
The fire department was provided with a kit to restrain animals and medical tools for treatment. [Read the full story…]