Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Registration for free CPR Training October 3rd still available
Red Cross blood drive, public safety agency demonstrations part of morning’s activities
The City of Fort Wayne is continuing to accept registrations for free hands-only CPR training as part of “Don’t Miss a Beat” at Brookside Community Church, 6102 Evard Road, Oct. 3.
The one-hour, non-certified class, offered five times that Saturday, will train anyone ages 12 and older how to give effective chest compressions – using manikins or special kits – to adults who have suffered a heart attack.
People can register at www.3rcpr.org or by calling 427-1164 to sign up for the hour-long non-certified training class. On-site registrations will also be accepted. Classes start at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 and 11a.m.
In addition the class, demonstrations from public safety agencies will be at the church that morning and an American Red Cross blood drive will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. Class participants will also have the chance to win door prizes.
This is the fourth time the City of Fort Wayne, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, American Red Cross, Focus on Health, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, Parkview Health and Lutheran Health Network have offered this non-certified training. Almost 500 people have learned hands-only CPR through the Three Rivers CPR Task Force’s Don’t Miss a Beat program since it began nearly a year ago.
Compression or hands-only CPR focuses on chest compressions only, no breaths, to keep blood moving in an adult victim whose heart has stopped beating. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as research has shown it to be effective in helping to save lives.
Anyone completing the training Oct. 3 will receive a “Bring a Friend for Free” coupon for those paying for a CPR certification class through the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana.
The buy one, get one free certificate, a $50 value, can be used for the Red Cross’s adult, child, infant CPR training class through June 30, 2010. The certificate does not have to be used by the person who attends the October training.
To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-GIVE-LIFE.