In medical emergencies, seconds count. NPSO Deputies are normally the first responding units to arrive on the scene of a medical event, traffic crash or any other emergency with support from EMS, and Fire Department First Responders.

This week, deputies attended annual re-trainer courses recertifying in Heart Saver First Aid, American Heart Association Adult and Infant CPR and AED.

Deputies also received criminal law legal updates and other law enforcement technology information.

Most patrol units in the parish are equipped with AED units to respond quickly to heart related medical emergencies.

Certified NPSO instructors were: Deputy Colin Crow, Lt. Brandon Smith, Lt. Jonathan Roberts and Deputy Amanda Murray-Hrapmann.

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