The Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department will offer free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library during the month of February.
CPR is a life-saving technique that is useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s heart has stopped beating.
Through November 2021, the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to 23 calls where CPR was in progress, 14 of which needed CPR when crews arrived. Of those, six people were saved and able to breathe on their own.
Classes will be offered on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, each beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting approximately two hours. The program is geared toward those ages 16 and up, and participants only need to attend one class.
Due to the ongoing and changing COVID-19 pandemic, this year, class size will be limited to 10 people per class. Participants are also encouraged to wear masks, but it is not mandatory.
Each class will offer training in infant, child and adult CPR. Participants will be taught hands-only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth breathing).
For more information or to sign up, contact firefighter Scott Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 371-2200, Ext. 4523. Registration can also be done online on the Brentwood Library’s website.