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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Sign Up for Free CPR and Lifesaving Skills Classes on November 4

CPR Class

When everyday citizens are trained to apply lifesaving techniques during an emergency until first responders arrive, it can mean the different between life and death for someone. That’s why North Metro Fire is offering free CPR and bleeding control training on Saturday, November 4, at North Metro Fire’s Headquarters. Attendees will learn hands-only CPR as well as how to use an AED, help someone who’s choking, apply a tourniquet and pack a bleeding wound. 

Bystander CPR Can Triple a Person’s Chance of Survival

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving skill that North Metro Fire encourages all residents to learn. For someone who goes into cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, chances of survival are near 10%. However, if someone receives immediate CPR by a bystander until first responders arrive, that person’s chances of survival increase significantly. Having residents trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the best ways North Metro Fire Rescue District can improve the survival rate of cardiac arrest patients. 

According to the American Heart Association, of the more than 1,000 people who go into cardiac arrest outside of the hospital every day, only one in 10 survives. If a victim receives CPR immediately after going into arrest, their chances of survival increase by two to three times. However, only 40 percent of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR by a bystander. 

Controlling Traumatic Bleeding Saves Lives 

Following the increase of mass shootings over the past decade, physicians, first responders and civilians have come together to train community members on what to do to help save lives following such tragedies. The moments between when an incident occurs and first responders arrive are vital, and the actions of those around the injured individual can make a significant impact on their survival chances. North Metro firefighters will teach residents how to apply a tourniquet and pack a wound during the training class. 

Classes will be held at North Metro Fire’s Headquarters, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield, and will be 1.5 hours long, starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. Those wishing to sign up for a class can register for free online or can call North Metro Fire Headquarters at 303-452-9910. While registration is preferred to secure a spot, walk-in participants are also welcome to attend if there is space in the class. Classes are open to all ages at no charge thanks in part to donated equipment from Mile-High RETAC.


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