CPR/AED Training Now Available From The Monterey Park Fire Department
The Monterey Park Fire Department is now providing CPR/AED (Heartsaver) classes to all individuals, 14 years old and older and Health Provider classes for EMTs, nurses, or nursing and medical students. All classes are certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) and taught by Monterey Park Fire Department personnel. The first class will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The Heartsaver class covers how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants, how to assist a choking victim, and how to use a layperson automatic external defibrillator (AED). Registration and payment is required before the class date. Due to the limited class size of 12-18 students, reservations are provided on a “first-registered, first-served basis.” The registration fee is $30 for residents and in-town businesses and $35 for non-residents and health providers. Classes will be held every other month or based on demand. For groups and organizations of 12 people or more, special arrangements can be made to schedule a class.
For more information or to obtain a registration form, visit www.ci.monterey-park.ca. us/fire or call the Fire Department at (626) 307-1262.
This training program is part of the Fire Department’s Heart Safe Program, which includes the installation of automatic external defibrillators throughout the community in public facilities. The installation of the defibrillators and the CPR/AED Training Program was possible from the contributions of several community organizations, residents, and businesses.