February 10, 2011


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Columbia Fire Department will offer free community CPR classes at Fairview Community Center in Columbia on Saturday, February 19.  Participants may attend the 50-minute session of their choice, with classes beginning at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Classes will be taught by certified CPR instructors from Maury Regional EMS in conjunction with Columbia Fire Department personnel and will be based on the American Heart Association’s guidelines. This interactive and educational session will provide hands-on training in the basics of CPR; however, this is not a certification course.

“Our goal is to help as many members of our community as possible learn how to perform CPR,” said Shane Ware, director of Maury Regional EMS. “We hope that anyone who is interested in learning basic life-saving techniques will join us.”

Participants will learn about emergency medical services, including the importance of calling 911 so that emergency personnel can immediately initiate patient care and alert the emergency department to prepare for arrival and treatment.


For more information, call 931.381.1111, extension 2608.