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Free CPR training from FDNY

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:30 am

The New York City Fire Department offers free CPR instruction courses to groups of between six and 40 through the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit.

Personnel from the FDNY’s EMS Division are available to teach compression-only CPR, as well as the use of automatic external defibrillators, both of which can help save a victim of a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

All instructors are certified as CPR instructors by the American Heart Association.

The program does not offer CPR certification, but a statement from the FDNY said the aim at this time is to raise awareness of the importance of immediate action in response for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

The unit has conducted programs for high schools, private businesses, community centers, civic groups and other organizations.

The courses can be taught in English or Spanish.

Further information is available by calling (718) 281-3888, or going online at nyc.gov/fdny/cpr.

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