Bennie Ryburn III, owner of Ryburn Automotive Superstore in Monticello, presented the Warren High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) a Resusci Anne cardiopulmonary resuscitation training units which will be used to train 75 citizens annually on what to do when a person has a heart attack. The unit was provided by Ryburn, the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association.

Retired Col. Robert A. Avery, who accepted the unit on behalf of the JROTC, said they expect to train at least 75 persons next year.

The CPR unit gives signals telling the trainee when he or she is applying the right amount of pressure in the right spot or breathing correctly into the victim’s mouth. With proper training, the trainee learns the “feel” of giving quick, lifesaving emergency treatment.

Ryburn said proper training in CPR can save a life.

“If the right kind of treatment can be given a heart attack victim within seconds after he or she is stricken, the chances are good that the life can be saved,” Ryburn said. “CPR training teaches a person how to keep the heart beating while professional help is coming.”

The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation is part of the National Automobile Dealers Association with headquarters in McLean, Virginia.  Its membership includes over 16,000 franchised new car and truck dealers in the U.S.