Kure Beach to Hold Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification Class in March

Now is your chance to learn how you can save a life. The Town of Kure Beach will host an Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid certification class on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Community Center. 

The class will run from 10:30am until 3:30pm and provide the opportunity to earn an American Heart Association certification. Kure Beach’s State Fire Instructor, Jim Dugan, who has over 30 years of extensive experience, will teach the class.

This training and certification is incredibly valuable for a variety of careers and circumstances. Whether you’re a healthcare worker, flight attendant, security guard, lifeguard, personal trainer, police officer, childcare provider or babysitter, a coach, a teacher, or a parent; just about everyone can benefit from learning how to perform CPR, use an AED (automated external defibrillator), and understand basic first aid. 

CPR and AED are performed whenever someone is not breathing and when the heart is not beating during cardiovascular emergencies, cardiac arrest, and stroke. Other emergency situations where CPR can be used include: when someone is choking on something that blocks the airway, near-drowning events, electrical shocks, or severe allergic reactions.

AEDs are lightweight, portable devices that produce an electric shock through the chest to the heart to allow for a normal heart beat to resume following cardiac arrest. Because AEDs are portable, they can be used by non-medical people.

Class size is limited to the first 12 who register. The cost to participate is only $40. Interested participants should bring your payment by Town Hall to register. Lunch will be provided. You do not have to be a Kure Beach resident to participate. Questions can be directed to Nikki Keely at Town Hall, (910) 707-2015 or n.keely@tokb.org.

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