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South Placer Fire District EMS Division

EMS Division Chief, Eric Walder

 

      South Placer Fire Protection District is pleased to provide public CPR classes. Classes will be held at the SPFD headquarters Station #17 at 6900 Eureka Rd in the training room. All Granite Bay citizens are invited to take part anyone that lives are works in Granite Bay is encouraged to take this course. You will learn and be certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR, as well as Choking emergencies and introduction to AED (automated external defibrillators). Classes will be held quarterly and the cost is $5 for certification (the District does not accept cash please pay by check). Certification is through the American Heart Association lasts two years and is taught by your SPFD firefighters.

     Studies show that effective CPR right away improves survival from cardiac arrest. Most cardiac arrest happens outside the hospital, where bystander CPR is really important. The bystanders’ actions make up three of the four links in the “Chain of Survival”. The first link is early access or detection- call 911. The second link is early CPR. The third link is early defibrillation- use the AED, and the fourth link is early advanced care- provided by the fire department. Our fire department members have realized the benefits of bystander assistance on many occasions.

      For every minute of cardiac arrest, a persons chances of recovery decreases by 10% without CPR. You can learn to bridge the gap between notifying 911 and the fire departments arrival sometimes increasing survival chances by up to 50%. You can make a difference, and the first step is learning CPR. You never know when you might need to use the CPR skills you learn for someone you know or even one of your loved ones.

All interested parties may contact Katrina Hoop at department headquarters at 916-791-7059 or by e-mail.

Next class date is tentatively scheduled for October 30th.

Each class is limited to 20 participants.