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CPR and EMS classes offered

Daily News staff report

The “Giving a Few Hours of Your Life Could Give Someone Else a Lifetime” initiative of bringing CPR and First Aid to all citizens of Summit County got a solid kick off during the 30th annual EMS week earlier this year. Summit County Ambulance Service sponsored a free Heartsaver CPR/AED class and a free American Heart Association First Aid class for the citizens of Summit County. Summit County now has 14 citizens newly certified in CPR and 11 citizens newly certified in First Aid. “It is important for the public to realize they are the first link in the chain of survival. A basic First Aid and CPR class will give the necessary skills and information to someone caught up in an emergency situation to be able to act, help the person in those first critical moments and activate 911 appropriately. Remember, ambulance and fire personnel cannot respond to an emergency if they aren’t notified it exists, and they cannot respond effectively and efficiently if 911 is used incorrectly. These classes teach the basics to become an asset during an emergency situation,” said Lauri Mignone the public information and community outreach officer for Summit County Ambulance Service.To promote public safety and health, Summit County Ambulance Service will now be offering Heartsaver CPR and AED classes as well as First Aid classes for anyone in the community interested in learning the skills. Classes are four hours in length and include the book, cards, mannequin practice for $35 per person, and is offered bi-monthly at the Emergency Services Building located at 0227 County Shops Road in the Frisco County Commons complex. Special arrangements may also be made to meet the special needs of your group or organization. Call the main office at Summit County Ambulance Service during normal business hours at (970) 668-5777 for more information or to register for these important classes.


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