FREE COMMUNITY CPR TRAINING!
Every year nearly 295,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the United States. Only 7-8% survive. This is more than the number who die from AIDS, Alzheimer’s, firearms, breast cancer, colon cancer, fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined. Why is survival such a rare thing? The problem is largely a lack of awareness and basic training on the part of the public and even some health professionals. It doesn’t have to be this way.
To better serve our community the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District is proud to offer free CPR courses. The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED class is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, child CPR and AED use and infant CPR. The course also covers how to relieve choking. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.
A typical course runs approximately 4 hours. A breakdown is as follows:
- Introduction (15 minutes)
- Adult CPR AED (1 hour 30 minutes)snowmass
- Break (15 minutes)
- Child CPR & AED (30 minutes)
- Infant CPR (Approx 1hr)
- Course Rap-Up & Testing (30 minutes)
The Heartsaver CPR/AED course includes a certification card from the American Heart Association that is valid for two years.
Please email CPR@swfpd.com with any questions. Our courses are designed for individual enrollment of residents and workers of Snowmass Village. If you have a group needing CPR training, please email us for details on how to setup a private course.
Winter 2017-2018 CPR Training Dates:
- Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Snowmass Recreation Center in the Fitness room.
Courses are limited to 12 participants so please sign up early. To register for any upcoming classes please fill out the form below and make sure to list the specific date listed above.
**PLEASE REMEMBER: When completing the enrollment form, make sure you are only putting in one of the dates listed above.