Farmington Hills Fire Department CPR Training Oct. 19
Learn to Save a Life at the Farmington Hills Fire Department CPR Training Oct. 19
Participants will also learn lifesaving AED and Stop the Bleed tourniquet skills
The Farmington Hills Fire Department and the Farmington/Farmington Hills Emergency Preparedness Commission are excited to offer an American Heart Association Heartsaver® class for members of the public to learn CPR, AED and Stop the Bleed tourniquet techniques. The course is designed for anyone, including people with little to no medical training.
“This class will give community members the skills they need to start lifesaving measures when a traumatic injury or illness happens,” said Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh. “Every second counts, especially in an instance of cardiac arrest, and we want to make sure our community is as prepared as possible.”
According to the American Heart Association, more than 350-thousand cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. Bystander intervention can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival if CPR is administered immediately after cardiac arrest. Through this vital training, participants will learn how to recognize cardiac arrest and the actions to take while awaiting first responder arrival.
The class will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30-10 p.m. at Fire Station #4 located at 28711 Drake Road
. The class is open to individuals ages 12 and up; children under 18-years-old must register with a parent or guardian. Registration is $10 for residents of Farmington Hills and Farmington, and $20 for non-residents. To receive an American Heart Association Certificate of Training, an additional $20 fee is required regardless of residency. The electronic certification card can be printed or accessed online and is valid for 2 years. The class requires that participants are physically able to kneel on the floor and use their arms and hands to perform continuous chest compressions.
To ensure the proper student-instructor ratio, registration fees are due by Thursday, Oct. 12 and are non-refundable. Payments may be made with cash or check at the City of Farmington Hills Fire Department Headquarters/Station #5 at 31455 W. Eleven Mile Road. Cash payments must be made with exact change; checks should be made payable to City of Farmington Hills.
To register, or for more information, contact FDevents@FHgov.com
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