St. Peters residents will soon be able to learn a new life-saving skill, when paramedics from Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) begin teaching a Heartsaver CPR AED class later this spring.
“At CCFR, our No. 1 commitment is to keeping our community safe, either through emergency response, public education or hands-on training,” CCFR Chief Dan Aubuchon says. “CPR training not only gives people a great practical skill, but also helps them build confidence so that they can make smart decisions in an emergency situation.
“Over the past year, we’ve added a number of licensed paramedics to our crew, and we’re thrilled to be able to rely on their training and expertise to offer an ever-greater level of service to our residents through activities like this.”
The Heartsaver CPR AED course, created by the American Heart Association, is a hands-on course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants. No previous medical experience is required.
CCFR’s first class will be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Fire Station #1 (1 Timberbrook Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376). CPR classes are free to district residents.