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Carrollton Fire Rescue Offers CPR/AED and First Aid Classes to Train Citizens to Save a Life

Post Date:08/30/2018 6:04 PM
Fall 2018 CPR Classes Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) has a goal for as many citizens as possible to be trained in CPR and is extending a challenge to the local community: get trained, save a life.

This fall, CPR/AED classes will be held the first and third Saturdays of each month through December (September 1 and 15, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, and December 1 and 15) from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The sessions are $25 for both Carrollton residents and non-residents. Participants will learn techniques of CPR for adults and children, pediatrics, obstructed airway management, and how to use AEDs. 

Basic First Aid classes will be offered on the third Saturday of each month (September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15) from 12:15-3:15 p.m. at the same location. Those classes are $15 for both Carrollton residents and non-residents. Sign up to learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do in cases of breathing difficulty, cuts, broken bones, diabetic problems, seizures, and other medical emergencies. 

Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Almost 90 percent of those victims die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. 

Without bystander CPR, a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival decreases by 10 percent every minute, according to the American Heart Association. Bystander CPR (and early AED use when available) is the only way to increase the chance of survival, which is CFR’s ultimate goal through the trainings they offer. 

CFR encourages local businesses, churches, homeowners associations, and other groups to schedule on-site training courses to establish what could be a safer environment should a cardiac episode occur. CFR instructors will travel to your location and provide scheduled, one-on-one training. 

For more information or to schedule a training, call 214-243-0320. To register for the upcoming Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED and First Aid courses, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Education section. 
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