In an emergency, after calling 911, do you know how to administer CPR? Wouldn’t it be great if there were several people in any given restaurant with the ability to help save a life if someone was choking? Or, if one in ten enjoying a day at the beach knew CPR if someone was drowning? Many businesses and condominiums have Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), when used during cardiac arrest AED’s can dramatically improve survival rates. Would you know how to use an AED if the need arose? When every second counts, these are critical life-saving techniques and they’re easy to learn no matter what your age.
The Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation is sponsoring free CPR/AED courses in conjunction with the City of Marco Island. The courses are presented by the Marco Island Fire Rescue Department and are open to all island residents. The course is an American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR / AED certification for all ages. (Certification cards will be provided.) The certification is good for two years at which time the AHA suggest a recertification class be taken to update changes that are made to the protocol.
Classes are offered on the following dates:
Saturday, January 26th
Saturday, February 23rd
Saturday, May 18th
Classes are offered at the Marco Island Fire Station at 1280 San Marco Road. Contact Mary Husted at 239/389-5040 to register. Class is limited to a maximum of twelve per class or minimum of three. Call for larger groups or further course information.