EMS Division Chief,
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