Tacoma Fire Department Hosts CPR Sunday at Foss High School on Oct. 13

CPR Sunday on Oct. 13 at Foss High School at 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma is offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning the basic lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors will participate to deliver four classes that day beginning at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Spanish language interpreters will be available during the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. classes, and American Sign Language interpreters will be available during the 10 a.m. class. Each class will feature one-and-a-half hours of classroom lecture and one hour of hands-on training with CPR manikins and automated external defibrillators.  

Class attendees will learn what happens when someone calls 9-1-1; how to assess and respond to someone who many have an obstructed airway and/or need adult, child or infant CPR; how to use an AED and the essentials of a home first aid kit. They’ll also receive, upon successful class completion, a Tacoma Fire Department “citizen level” CPR card that is valid for two years.

Pre-registration for CPR Sunday classes is required at cprsunday.net. For pre-registration assistance, or additional information about CPR Sunday, please contact event coordinator and firefighter, Craig Hanna, at (253) 594-7979.