Being able to apply lifesaving techniques during an emergency until first responders arrive can mean the different between life and death for someone.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving skill that North Metro Fire encourages all residents to learn. For someone who goes into cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, chances of survival are near 10%. However, if someone receives immediate CPR by a bystander until first responders arrive, that person's chances of survival increase significantly.
Likewise, in the case of a traumatic injury, being able to control bleeding can greatly increase a person's chances of survival.
North Metro Fire offers free non-certification CPR classes and Stop the Bleed classes throughout the year and also provides options for those needing their CPR certification.
Family & Friends CPR is the perfect class for individuals of all ages to learn CPR and AED use if they don't need a certification card for their job. These classes are free and offered throughout the year.
Stop the Bleed classes are meant to teach participants how to control bleeding following a traumatic injury, which is vital for survival. Participants will learn how to pack a wound and apply a tourniquet during the class.