Company donates 1,000 CPR training certificates in honor of Hamlin

Bills’ Hamlin Collapses On Field, Gets Cpr; Game Suspended
Duane Burleson - freelancer, FR38952 AP
FILE - Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin looks on during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Nov. 20, 2022, in Detroit. Hamlin collapsed on the field and appeared to be getting CPR before being driven off the field in an ambulance during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A local tech company has offered to waive fees for the first 1,000 people who sign up for their CPR certification training.

The company said they were inspired by the efforts of first responders who helped saved Damar Hamlin’s life last week.

ResusciTech is an OSHA and American Heart Association-compliant CPR training tool, created by two Brown University undergrads.

The company will be waiving the fee for CPR certificates to those first 1,000 people who successfully complete the training through their Smart Certification app.

To get official certification through their app, there is normally a $75 fee.

The Smart Certification app enables users to become CPR trained and certified in 90 minutes or less using just a cushion and a smartphone.

The app is free to download for anyone who wants to practice CPR and chest compressions.

ResusciTech CEO Abigail Kohler said, “What happened to this young, talented athlete is a stark reminder that an emergency can happen at any time. It left many people in our community wondering how they would respond if faced with tragedy.”

Those interested in claiming the first free certificates should enter the code DAMAR3.

The company will also offer a $10-off promotion through the month of March with the code FOOTBALL10.

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