CPR, AED & First Aid Classes

Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of adult death in this country. Many times, they happen in the home or at work. In those first few seconds, having someone nearby who knows how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and how to use an AED, or automatic external defibrillator, can mean the difference between life and death. 
  
Chest compression-only CPR can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. 
 
If you see someone suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and then push hard and fast in the center of the chest.  Giving good chest compressions is tiring. When others can help, switch chest compressors about every 2 minutes until EMS personnel can take over. 

If an AED is available, turn it on and follow the voice instructions.

  
West Metro Fire Rescue refers requests for CPR, AED and First Aid training to local businesses and agencies who specialize in delivering these classes to the public.

Here are some places you can go for CPR, AED and First Aid training: 
  
 American Red Cross 
  
American Heart Association 
  
 American Safety and Health Institute 
 
There are also several local resources available for CPR/AED training.
Please check with your local recreation center or search online for local CPR and First Aid classes available for individuals, groups and businesses.

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Learning CPR techniques