Snohomish County Fire District 1 is teaming up with the Edmonds Senior Center to offer a special Sweetheart CPR Saturday on Feb. 12.
“We know CPR is performed on someone known to the rescuer 70 percent of the time. Learning this life-saving skill is a great way to show someone special you care this Valentine Season,” said Kim Schroeder, a fire and life safety educator at Fire District 1.
The Sweetheart CPR Saturday class will be taught by Fire District 1 firefighters from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Students will learn and practice proper CPR technique using mannequins. The American Heart Association class also includes hands-on training on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) – an easy-to-use, computerized device found in many public locations that can safely administer a shock to attempt to restore a normal heartbeat for a patient in cardiac arrest.
The cost is $10 for an individual or $20 for a family of four. Students must be at least 12 years old. Space is limited. Payment and preregistration forms must be received at Fire District 1 Headquarters by 5 p.m., Feb. 10. Preregistration forms can be downloaded at the Fire District 1 website. Contact Schroeder for more information at 425-551-1254 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.