More than 326,000 Americans have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital each year. Although bystander CPR can increase the chance of survival by two- to three-fold, fewer than half receives it, according to the American Heart Association.
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will be hosting a Friends and Family CPR class on Monday, June 18th, 2018 6:00pm. This one hour course held at the Station 55 (10020 SW Bank Rd) will be taught by VIFR Volunteer EMT Don Cheyette and cover Adult Hands-only CPR. Family & Friends is for community members who want to learn CPR but does not need a course completion card in CPR for their job or another requirement. This class is ideal for students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how they can help save a life. Preregistration is required; the payment of $15 per person can be made at 10020 SW Bank RD.