Strong turnout for Tacoma's annual CPR Sunday

Nearly 800 people visited Foss High School on Sunday to learn lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or "CPR," skills from Tacoma Fire...

Nearly 800 people visited Foss High School on Sunday to learn lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or “CPR,” skills from Tacoma Fire Department staff as part of the annual CPR Sunday.

More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors delivered four free classes that featured one-and-a-half hours of classroom lecture and one hour of hands-on training with CPR Manikins and automated external defibrillators, or “AED’s.” Attendees also learned what happens when someone calls 9-1-1; how to assess and respond to someone who may have an obstructed airway or need adult, child or infant CPR; how to use an AED; and the essentials of a home first-aid kit.

Participants who successfully completed the program received a two-year “citizen level” CPR card from the Tacoma Fire Department.

Nearly 800 people visited Foss High School on Sunday to learn lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or "CPR," skills from Tacoma Fire Department staff. (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT)
Nearly 800 people visited Foss High School on Sunday to learn lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or “CPR,” skills from Tacoma Fire Department staff. (PHOTO COURTESY TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT)
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