The original item was published from March 26, 2019 10:44 AM to March 26, 2019 10:46 AM
Led by the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Norfolk Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) leaders, Midrise residents receive hands-on training in hands-only CPR, basic first-aid, stop-the-bleed techniques, and the Heimlich maneuver. NRHA police officers engage the residents in conversations about safety in their neighborhoods. The Fire Department also visits each Midrise for a fire drill evacuation and to teach residents how to use a fire extinguisher. The Sheriff’s Department speaks with the residents about Project Lifesaver, a program to help protect loved ones who are prone to wandering. These conversations provide a learning opportunity not only for Norfolk residents, but also for the City.