Equipment donated to CPR class

What do cars, charity and CPR have in common? The Tacoma Fire Department can best answer that question. Today, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) will donate a “Little Anne AED Training System” for use in CPR training classes.

The formal presentation of the $500 system took place at 11 a.m. at the Tacoma Fire Department Headquarters, 901 Fawcett Ave.

The Tacoma Fire Department trains more than 5,000 area residents in CPR each year. In an emergency, knowing CPR can often make the difference between life and death.

“Over the years, many people who have participated in the CPR training classes have contacted us to explain circumstances where knowing CPR saved someone’s life,” said Lt. Ken Buck, who heads the CPR training program. “That is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

The Little Anne AED Training System will help provide even more advanced CPR training for citizens. Citizens of Tacoma, Fircrest, and Fife can sign up to receive free CPR training through the Tacoma Fire Department’s CPR Training program by calling 253/594-7979.