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Free CPR classes

Free CPR classes

Would you know what to do if your infant was choking, or if a loved one had a heart attack? In honor of American Heart Month, the Franklin Fire Department invites you to learn how to save a life, by taking a free CPR class.

Every Sunday afternoon in February, beginning February 10, Franklin Firefighters who are certified American Heart Association (AHA) instructors will teach adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.

Each complete class will take place at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Ave., from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on February 10, February 17 and February 24.

The class is recommended for age 12 and older.

Participants must register in advance online  by clicking here.

The courses will be non-credentialed, meaning no course card will be awarded upon completion.  Those who need to be credentialed as a lay responder should take a Heartsaver® course instead of this one.

According to the AHA, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.  This statistic could hit close to home, because AHA says home is where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply, the life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.