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, WA], March 14th 2019 Vashon Island Fire and Rescue will be hosting a Friends and Family CPR class on Thursday 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.
For Healthcare Provider or CPR cards, please call the office at 206.463.2405 and ask for the list of local providers, or view it on our website VIFR.org. Registration Details: Mail payment with registration form to PO Box 1150 (be sure to call first to be on the list) or visit our Business Office at 10020 SW Bank Road, Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register early, class sizes are limited to 12 students. Classes may be canceled due to weather conditions and instructor availability. Fees are non-refundable unless the class has been canceled by VIFR. Class rescheduling is available with 24-hour notice; rescheduling is valid for 3 months from payment date.