BGS Attorney Scott Lepak Participates at Champlin’s Heartsafe Community Training

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BGS Shareholder and Champlin City Attorney Scott Lepak participated in the City of Champlin’s Heartsafe Community CPR training during the November 13, 2018 City Council Meeting. The City of Champlin began its HEARTSafe Initiative to educate the community about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and increase the survivability of a person who has an SCA. HEARTSafe Champlin is a partnership between the Champlin Police Department, Anoka-Champlin Fire and Allina Health Services to provide training in CPR, access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and instruction in how to use them, as well as an outlet for purchasing these lifesaving devices.

This is the third time Scott has been through CPR training. “When I had my first CPR class in high school, we learned the method of alternating chest compressions and mouth to mouth”, Scott said, “the mouth to mouth component always generated the most conversation and reluctance during the training. Now that we are taught to focus on chest compressions, this training is much easier and no longer contains the mouth to mouth element that many people hesitated to do.” Scott had his second training as part of our law firm’s commitment to this program. Scott said, “the AED equipment we have now is very user friendly – even for folks that have not done much training on it before.” Yes we do have an AED at BGS! Scott said, “you always learn something during these trainings. In our most recent training, I had heard that timing your compressions to the Baby Shark song worked but I found that it resulted in compressions that were too fast,” Scott said, “in my opinion you still can’t go wrong doing compressions to the Bee Gees Staying Alive.”

To learn more about Champlin’s Heartsafe Community initiative, send an email to the contact person at Heartsafe@ci.champlin.mn.us

To watch Scott (in a white shirt and tie) and the Champlin Council perform CPR in this training, click on:

About Scott M. Lepak

Scott Lepak is a Shareholder at BGS and practices in the areas of Labor, Employment and Municipal law. He has been representing employers on labor and employment matters since 1987 including acting as general counsel, chief labor negotiator and lead counsel in arbitrations and litigation. Author of a treatise on the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act, Scott is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law issues across the state. He also serves as City Attorney for St. Francis and Becker. Scott is an avid fisherman in his spare time.

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