Mo. medic hopes CPR training event breaks record
He hopes that in an 18-hour period, they are trying to get over 20,000 people trained
By Susan Welch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — A paramedic with the county ambulance district is hoping that a massive training event will break a world record for the most people taught CPR in a 24-hour period.
Tim Bobbitt, who also is chairman of the non-profit group LifeSaver CPR, is organizing the event, which is free. Training will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 24 at Fort Zumwalt East High School, 600 1st Executive Avenue, St. Peters.
Although the event is actually only 18 hours long — Bobbitt said they couldn't get the school's gym overnight — they are going to try to break the record for a 24-hour period, which is 20,035. The event happened in Chinese Taipei on Dec. 7, 2012, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.