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June 7, 2011

FREE CPR EDUCATION OFFERED AT COLUMBIA FIRE STATION 5

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Columbia Fire Department will offer a free community CPR class at Fire Station 5 on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. The station is located in the Neapolis community, near Spring Hill High School.

The class 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.

“We are pleased to partner once again with the fire department to educate more members of our community about CPR,” said Shane Ware, director of Maury Regional EMS. “These classes are ideal for parents, teens who babysit and anyone who would like to know how to perform basic life-saving measures in the event of a medical emergency.”

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.