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Free CPR Training Today! Learn To Save A Life In 30 Seconds

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Spokane EMS Providers Offer Free CPR Training May 21

Encouraging People To Learn To Save A Life In 30 Seconds

Spokane - On Wednesday May 21, American Medical Response (AMR), in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, will train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR across the country, including at 11 locations in and around Spokane. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and can keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive.

AMR Spokane is also working with employers, including Ecova, which will have 175 employees trained on site, and will train City of Spokane employees at City Hall. AMR Spokane hopes to train hundreds of people in compression-only CPR and to contribute to breaking the nationwide number of 54,000 people trained by AMR last year.

"While first responders can often get to an emergency within minutes, during cardiac arrest immediate action can make a difference," said Cathy St. Amand, Training Coordinator of AMR Spokane. "This type of CPR can help save lives and is easy to perform. We hope that schools, businesses and others will take this opportunity to get trained in compression-only CPR at no cost, making our community an even safer place to live."

Location:  River Park Square located at 828 W. Main

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City Hall located at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: District 10 St 10-1 Firehouse located at 929 S. Garfield in Airway Heights

Time: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

Location: District 10 St 10-2 Firehouse located at 5408 W. Lawton Rd. Spokane WA

Time: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.

Location: District 9 St 91 Firehouse located at 616 W. Hastings

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Location: Fairchild Air Force Base Commissary - Military Only

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Liberty Lake Firehouse St 1 located at 10236 N. West Newman Lake Dr

Time: 11a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: SVFD/Valley Mall

Time: TBD

Location: District 8 St 81 Firehouse located at 6117 S. Palouse Hwy

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Spokane Fire Dept. located at 1618 N. Rebecca

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ecova - Employees Only

Time: 9:30-11 a.m., 4-5 p.m.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. It has proven to be effective in saving lives and does not require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

To find out more about compression-only CPR, please visit http://www.amr.net/cpr or call 509-323-8845.

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