The scary situation during a recent Buffalo Bills football game when one of the players required CPR on the field inspired friends to take the free CPR class offered by the Natick Fire Department.
Regardless, of your inspiration, if you’re interested in taking the class and getting certified, you can select from 2 times in February:
- Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 3:30pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30pm
The classes last about 2.5 hours, though can vary depending on class size. All ages are welcome to take the class.
If this schedule doesn’t fit yours, or if you’re interested in arranging for a group to take a class, reach out to Firefighter & Paramedic Alan Gentile at email@example.com
The classes are available to Natick and non-Natick residents alike, though there is a $20 fee per non-resident to cover the cost of a certification card. All ages are welcome to take the class.
Each certification card has a recommended renewal date 2 years after it is issued. “This is because advances in the medical field happen frequently, so to stay current the [American Heart Association] believes after 2 years you should renew if for no other reason to remember some of the ins and outs since it’s not a skill you use often,” Gentile says. Natick’s classes are good for initial certification as well as renewal.
“We appreciate anyone who takes our courses. As recently seen on Monday Night Football immediate CPR can save a life. By the time any first responder gets to a scene where CPR is needed, we are already behind the 8 ball and the longer the person is down, the less of a chance they survive,” Gentile says.
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