Roswell Fire Department will host two free community CPR classes at Fire Station 7 on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age and must be residents of Roswell. Classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and are expected to last between one and a half to two hours. Space is limited to 20 participants per class.

Roswell Fire department will use the American Heart Association’s Family & Friends CPR Course. This course is for individuals who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for a job. The course is ideal for teachers, students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.

Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven “practice-while-watching” technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

According to the American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC, about 90% of the more than 350,000 people in the U.S. who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.

“CPR, especially when performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival,” battalion chief Pabel Troche said. “The more CPR trained individuals in the community, the greater chance of survival for someone experiencing a cardiac arrest event.”

Fire Station 7 is at 8025 Holcomb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, GA.

To sign up for RFD’s free community CPR classes, visit roswellgov.com/government/departments/fire/cpr.

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