Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Milton Fire Department starts "CPR Saturdays"

Free classes held first Saturday of month at 10 a.m. at Station No. 43
MILTON, GA, Oct. 26, 2010 - Starting Saturday, Nov. 6, the City of Milton Fire Department will begin hosting a series of free lifesaving classes named "CPR Saturdays."

The classes, scheduled for the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., will take place at Milton Fire Station No. 43 at 750 Hickory Flat Road (click here for directions).

There is an online form available for residents interested in CPR Saturdays. Please click here to reserve your spot. Otherwise, visit and visit "Find a Form or Permit." Choose "Sign up for CPR Saturdays" under "Online Forms."

CPR Saturdays is part of the American Heart Association's "Friends and Family" curriculum and will cover CPR, rescue breathing, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and rendering aid to a choking victim. Firefighters will also cover CPR and choking emergencies for children and infants.

Milton Fire Lt. Russ Scanlan said participants will be trained in CPR but will not receive a card stating as such. For information on attending an accredited American Heart Association Training program to provide the card, please contact Scanlan at 404-376-0924 or click here to find a training class near you.

"This is a great opportunity for anyone to learn CPR, or even brush up on their skills," said Scanlan. "I look forward to seeing our residents and making all of Milton more prepared for a crisis."

In December, the City of Milton Fire Department will also offer a class for babysitters, as well. More information will be available as the date approaches.

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