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EMS education classes offered at Tri-County Health Care

Tri-County Hospital's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department offers Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses to its communities. The next class will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 4-6 p.m. (First Aid) and 6-10 p.m. (CPR).

Heartsaver CPR & First Aid is for those who need or are interested in learning or becoming certified in CPR, First Aid or both. With the knowledge and skills learned in each class you can save a life! Skills taught are especially valuable for those in daycare or babysitting, firefighting, police, airline personnel, security guards, and those with family members at high risk for sudden cardiac emergencies. CPR class teaches how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking. First Aid teaches skills to effectively recognize and treat emergencies within the first critical moments until EMS personnel arrive. Skills are taught for victims of all ages. Completion of either course provides a two-year certification through the American Heart Association. Cost is $50 for CPR and $25 for First Aid.

As class sizes are limited, pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register for a class, call David Cuppy, EMS education coordinator, at (218) 632-8738.