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The West Fargo Fire Department is offering both hands-only and certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) trainings as part of the Cardiac Ready Community program. The Cardiac Ready Community program focuses on educating community members to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and know how to access care quickly.
“Only about 46% of people who suffer a cardiac episode get the help they need before first responders arrive,” said Travis Olson Community Risk Reduction Officer. “These two CPR classes will provide lifesaving training to our West Fargo community.”
The certified CPR class is available by request and meets all state certification requirements. The certified CPR class is available for groups and individuals. Class requests should be submitted 30 days in advance as all classes are subject to instructor availability. Group rates are $300 per class for six attendees or less. There will be an additional $50 charge per attendee for classes over six attendees.
Individuals can register for certified CPR trainings on a rolling basis for $50 per attendee. Classes will be taught once a minimum class size is met. Registration for this course is available online.
The free, hands-only CPR class is available for large groups, schools, or workplaces to introduce residents to hands-only CPR tactics, as well as the basics of PulsePoint. This course does not meet state CPR certification requirements. Instructors cover hands-only CPR techniques, AED training, PulsePoint app capabilities and general first aid training. Registration for this course is available online.
Both classes will cover the basics of the PulsePoint app. PulsePoint is a 911-connected mobile app that alerts nearby bystanders who can help victims before professional help arrives. Residents are encouraged to learn CPR, get the app and join the West Fargo Fire Department in saving lives. The PulsePoint app can be downloaded online for iOS and Android.