Brentwood Fire and Rescue to host CPR classes

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CPR Classes

Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will offer free classes on Fridays in February to the public at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library.

Recently, the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people surviving cardiac arrests due to three primary factors: new hypothermia protocols, increased public access to Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) and initiation of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. 

With the help of citizens, the department hopes to see this positive trend continue. 

CPR is not difficult or time consuming to learn. In the month of February, the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will offer free classes on Fridays to the public at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. Each two-hour class will offer training on infant, child and adult CPR. 

Participants will be taught “hands-only” CPR (no mouth-to-mouth breathing). This class will utilize the American Heart Association’s “Friends & Family” curriculum, therefore, no CPR card will be issued. More information can be found on the AHA website at www.heart.org.  

Only one Friday commitment is required to learn these life-saving skills. For more information or to sign up, contact firefighter Scott Barnes at scott.barnes@brentwoodtn.gov or call 371-2200, ext. 4523.

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