Tacoma Fire hosts CPR Sunday Oct. 9

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic lifesaving skills...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Sunday is an annual community event offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic lifesaving skills of CPR. On Sun., Oct. 9, citizens are invited to learn the fundamentals of CPR and are then given the opportunity to practice with CPR manikins and automated external defibrillators (AED). Attendees can expect more than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors; one-and-a-half hours of classroom training; four class options: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.; and practical training with CPR manikins and AEDs. Attendees will learn what happens when you call 9-1-1; patient assessment; one rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway; automated external defibrillator use; foreign body airway obstruction management; and essentials of a home first aid kit. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a Tacoma Fire citizen level CPR card (good for two years). CPR Sunday will be held at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. To secure your preferred class time, pre-register at http://www.cprsunday.net/ .

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