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Franklin Fire Department offers free CPR classes

Would you know what to do if your baby 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.
 
Franklin Firefighters who are certified American Heart Association (AHA) instructors will provide instruction on adult Hands-Only® CPR, child and infant CPR, AED use, and relief of choking on three separate dates in February. 
 
The classes, which are recommended for those age 12 and older, will take place at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Ave., from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, Feb. 16, and Feb. 23, 2014.
 
Participants must register in advance by emailing or calling Jamie Melton at 615-791-3270 or jamie.melton@franklintn.gov.
 
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.

Posted on: 1/13/2014

 
 

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