A CPR training unit recently was presented to Griffin Hospital’s Parish Nurse Program by Curtiss Ryan Honda in Shelton, the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADA), and the Connecticut Auto Retailers Association (CARA).

The unit will be used at the Derby-based hospital’s CPR Training Center, which provides free and reduced price CPR training to the community. The unit was purchased through the NADA Foundation’s Medical Grants Program that often focuses on emergency CPR training.

'Will help save lives'

Edward DeMarseilles, chief operating officer of Curtiss Ryan Honda, presented the CPR training unit along with CARA President James Fleming and Curtiss Ryan Honda President Richard Foehrenbach.

“We know that these CPR training units will help save lives and give comfort and security to those trained,” said DeMarseilles, noting the Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse Program trains thousands of Valley residents each year.